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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 works as an endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roe studied medicine 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 Disease, Infertility, Type 2 ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Welch specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Welch's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. Priscilla Arlene Larson Hollander, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston; 656 Wadley Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Priscilla Hollander is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In Dr. Hollander's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Dallas, TX. She speaks French. 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 graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallera has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Dr. Heller has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heller honors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Alok Mohan's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mohan is a graduate of Government Medical College, Jammu. In addition to English, Dr. Mohan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with MedProvider.

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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 sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Aryangat is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Greenwich Hospital, Dr. Aryangat attended New York Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and Euless, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. Dr. Nayak honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Mysore Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. She 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 practices general internal medicine in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include diabetes and general care. Dr. Christensen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Christensen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, 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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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 and practices in Dallas, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tilleros's clinical interests encompass diabetes, general care, and women's health issues. 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. Dr. Tilleros studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Myers is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Myers is an in-network provider for 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shari Gamarnik's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gamarnik include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gamarnik 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 Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and a graduate of Methodist Health System's residency program. She has received the following distinction: 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. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Hearing Evaluation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jill Studley is a general internist and geriatrician. She is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Studley at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Studley is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Studley trained 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. Christopher Aaron Hughes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3434 Swiss Avenue; Suite 330
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hughes is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with MedProvider. Dr. Hughes accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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.