We found 26 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Gold 1000 near Dallas, TX.

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

Dr. Erin Roe is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Dallas, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Roe average 1.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Roe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She 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 Diseases, Infertility, Type 2 ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston; 656 Wadley Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Priscilla Hollander's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. In her practice, Dr. Hollander focuses on diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollander has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Baylor Endocrine Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Raphaelle Vallera's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallera include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Vallera 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. Howard J Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Dr. Heller is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heller takes. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Brian J Welch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brian Welch is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Welch has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Welch highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Welch honors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Ajikumar V Aryangat, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ajikumar Aryangat's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Aryangat is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes 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 New York Medical College.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Dallas, TX and Euless, TX. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. Dr. Nayak is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG). She attended Mysore Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. 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

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Dr. Ricardo Alonso Murillo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3600 Gaston Ave 708
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Murillo is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Murillo's clinical interests include diabetes, diabetes management, and heart failure. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Murillo's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Cigna FocusIn, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, General Care, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Christensen practices general internal medicine in Dallas, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Christensen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christensen studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Joyce Mai Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Thompson's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Dallas, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Elisabeth Tilleros is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Tilleros an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tilleros include diabetes, general care, and women's health issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Gamarnik include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Health System for residency. Dr. Gamarnik has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She 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. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil sees patients in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam. In addition to English, Dr. Vengalil speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Ruth Ann Adell, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruth Adell sees patients in Cedar Hill, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adell include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Cedar Hill. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adell honors. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Pain, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergies, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Myers' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Dallas, TX. Dr. Myers attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Rachael Carolee Evans, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3600 Gaston Avenue; #1109
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachael Evans is a family medicine practitioner in Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Family Medical Center at Baylor. Dr. Evans takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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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