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We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Carrollton, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6420 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 130
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Paul Lyde sees patients in Irving, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyde include 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 takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Sybil Taquet specializes in family medicine and practices in Carrollton, TX and Dallas, TX. She attended medical school at Paris Diderot University. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. Dr. Taquet takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Taquet (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and French. Dr. Taquet 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. Van Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Van Lam works as a general internist and pediatrician. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Lam's clinical interests: well women care, migraine, and depression. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lam has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jun Chen is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her practice is open to 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 an adult nephrologist in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Peri is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bruce Baker, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Baker 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. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anis A Ansari, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1948 E Hebron Parkway; Suite 110, Building 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anis Ansari is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Carrollton, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. His areas of expertise include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Maust average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. 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. He is open to new patients. Dr. Maust is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Marie Latta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17110 N. Dallas Parkway; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Amy Latta's area of specialization is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latta include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Latta is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Latta attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Latta is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Dr. Martinez's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez honors. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Davalos Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Davalos' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Davalos's areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and community health issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Davalos attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Nauman Anwar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Carrollton, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Anwar is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Bradley Scott Jones, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 West Interstate 635; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Jones' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao's medical specialty is family medicine and general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Xiao is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Xiao include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Harbin Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Xiao speaks Chinese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Howard Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1933 E. Frankford Road; Suite 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; he sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Frisco, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Disraeli include sports health, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Disraeli honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Disraeli attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Disraeli is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.