We found 29 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Gold 1000 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Dunnigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 656
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Roe's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Roe is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roe takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Roe is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Infertility, Type 2 ... (Read more)

Dr. Priscilla Arlene Larson Hollander, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston; 656 Wadley Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Priscilla Hollander is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hollander's clinical interests encompass diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hollander is affiliated with Baylor Endocrine Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Raphaelle Della Vallera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
910 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Raphaelle Vallera, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Vallera is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vallera's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Vallera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Bone Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Howard Jay Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
910 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller works as an adult endocrinologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Dr. Heller is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Heller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Brian Jeffrey Welch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
910 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brian Welch specializes in adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Welch's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Welch is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypogonadism, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Alok Mohan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3434 Swiss Avenue; Suite 204
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Alok Mohan is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mohan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mohan's areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with MedProvider. He graduated from Government Medical College, Jammu. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Ajikumar V Aryangat, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
910 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ajikumar Aryangat is an adult endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Aryangat's clinical interests include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. 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. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Greenwich Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Neeta Gopinath Nayak, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 651
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Neeta Nayak is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Nayak attended Mysore Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. William Thomas Christensen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3434 Swiss Avenue; Suite 206
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Christensen sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and general care. Dr. Christensen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Christensen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez is a gastroenterologist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Shari Carolyn Gamarnik, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Shari Gamarnik's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Gamarnik's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Uptown. She graduated from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Methodist Health System. Dr. Gamarnik has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gamarnik accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Christopher Aaron Hughes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3434 Swiss Avenue; Suite 330
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hughes specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hughes include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes takes. Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with MedProvider.

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

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil's areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Jill Louise Studley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jill Studley's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Studley's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Before performing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Studley attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Studley has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Palliative Care, High Cholesterol, Hospice

Dr. Elisabeth Anne Tilleros, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Elisabeth Tilleros sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Tilleros attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Tilleros focuses on diabetes, general care, and women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tilleros 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. She is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Robert Ian Myers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myers specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Oxford University Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myers include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Myers is 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.
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