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 is an endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roe's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Roe 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 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 area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Hollander is affiliated with Baylor Endocrine Center. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hollander honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Vallera average 3.0 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vallera speaks French. Dr. Vallera 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 Jay Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
910 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller's specialty is adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Heller include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Dr. Heller has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Heller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Brian Welch is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Welch's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Welch 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: 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohan include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohan attended medical school at 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Aryangat's clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Aryangat trained at Greenwich Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 an internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and Euless, TX. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. Clinical interests for Dr. Nayak include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. Dr. Nayak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After completing medical school at Mysore Medical College, Dr. Nayak performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Christensen include diabetes and general care. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Christensen studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Martinez studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tilleros include diabetes, general care, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 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. Tilleros takes. She attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Tilleros trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. 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. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Myers include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He 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. He studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School.

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

Dr. Shari Gamarnik practices family medicine in Dallas, TX. Dr. Gamarnik is especially interested in 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. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 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. Gamarnik honors. 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. 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). Dr. Vengalil's areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vengalil is professionally 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 is a general internist and geriatrician. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Studley is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Studley accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Studley completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao works as a family medicine practitioner and pediatrician in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Xiao's clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. 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. Dr. Xiao's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.