We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay near Carrollton, TX.

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

Dr. Jun Chen is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Chen attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Usha Peri works as an adult nephrologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peri include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. She 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 specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sybil Taquet's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Taquet include warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Taquet completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Betty Grasty is an Irving, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grasty include diabetes, thyroid problems, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Grasty attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Grasty's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Aruna Potti's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Potti include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Dr. Potti is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Potti (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

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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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