We found 28 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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Roe is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roe 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 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)

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Dr. Priscilla Arlene Hollander, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston; 656 Wadley Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Priscilla Hollander's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Patients gave Dr. Hollander an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hollander has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Baylor Endocrine Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Vallera's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Vallera has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in French. Dr. Vallera is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Howard J Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
910 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heller's areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Heller is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Brian Welch is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Welch include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Welch is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Welch graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Mohan (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Mohan's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with MedProvider. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Jammu. Dr. Mohan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

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

Dr. Ajikumar Aryangat's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Aryangat include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Aryangat is 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. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Aryangat completed his residency training at Greenwich Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Dallas, TX and Euless, TX. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. Dr. Nayak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Nayak attended medical school at Mysore Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayak accepts.

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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 an internist in Dallas, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, general care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Tilleros attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

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

Dr. Ricardo Murillo practices general internal medicine in Dallas, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Murillo's clinical interests include diabetes, diabetes management, and heart failure. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Cigna FocusIn, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murillo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 works as a general internist. He has a special interest in 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Christensen has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Joyce Thompson works as an internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX. Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Linda Her Thao, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Linda Thao works as a family medicine practitioner. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Thao studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Cedar Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Chronic Illness, High Cholesterol, General Care

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

Dr. Shari Gamarnik specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Uptown. Dr. Gamarnik attended medical school at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. Dr. Gamarnik trained at Methodist Health System for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 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 the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Christopher A Hughes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3434 Swiss Avenue; Suite 330
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hughes is a general internist in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hughes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with MedProvider.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil's areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Vengalil speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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