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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Roe is 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Roe takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine 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 specialist in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hollander include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Hollander is professionally affiliated with Baylor Endocrine Center. She 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. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hollander has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Dallas, TX. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Vallera's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts 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 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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Heller include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Dr. Heller 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. He 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

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

Dr. Brian Welch's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Welch has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Welch attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is 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 medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, 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 studied medicine at Government Medical College, Jammu. He takes 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: , 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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Aryangat include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Aryangat takes 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) in Dallas, TX and Euless, TX. Dr. Nayak's clinical interests include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mysore Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. Her professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes and general care. Dr. Christensen 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Christensen has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez 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

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Tilleros has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, general care, and women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Tilleros 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' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Myers graduated from Oxford University Medical School. He 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: 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 area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gamarnik include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Dr. Gamarnik takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gamarnik's education and training includes medical school at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Health System. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: 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. Dr. Vengalil attended medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In Dr. Studley's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Studley 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hughes's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. 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.