We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Sybil Jane Taquet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Sybil Taquet's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Taquet's clinical interests: warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Paris Diderot University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen's area of specialization is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baker's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Aruna Koney Koney, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13737 Noel Road; Suite 1600
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Aruna Potti is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Potti trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge for her residency. She is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Potti (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Potti is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2138 N Josey Lane; Suite 102
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Nauman Anwar works as a general internist in Carrollton, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Anwar is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. He attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Betty Chung Grasty, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Tuscan; Suite 235
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Betty Grasty sees patients in Irving, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and depression. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Grasty is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Grasty has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6420 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 130
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Paul Lyde practices general internal medicine in Irving, TX. In Dr. Lyde's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyde honors. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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