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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Roe's average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roe attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander honors. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She has received the following distinction: 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. Howard Jay Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
910 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller works as an adult endocrinologist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Heller at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heller honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Raphaelle Vallera works as an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Vallera is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Vallera has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Brian Welch practices adult endocrinology in Dallas, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Welch include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Welch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Welch studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He 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 practices adult endocrinology in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Mohan is professionally affiliated with MedProvider. 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. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Jammu. Dr. Mohan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ajikumar Aryangat is an endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Aryangat include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Aryangat is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Greenwich Hospital's residency program. Dr. Aryangat honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hyperparathyroidism, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neeta Nayak practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from Mysore Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Nayak completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayak takes. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. Dr. Nayak is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Christensen is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Christensen's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and general care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Christensen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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, who practices in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Elisabeth Tilleros specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Tilleros an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tilleros include diabetes, general care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Tilleros takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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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' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Myers's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Myers is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. In addition to English, Dr. Vengalil speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Studley average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Studley include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Studley's residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Shari Gamarnik specializes in family medicine and practices in Dallas, TX. She graduated from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Methodist Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Gamarnik include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Gamarnik a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gamarnik is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Uptown.

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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. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Hughes is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. He is affiliated with MedProvider.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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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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