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We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Ellen Cippora Grishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Grishman is a pediatric endocrinologist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Grishman include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for her residency. Dr. Grishman has received distinctions including Committee; Endocrine Society Clinical Fellows Travel Grant to attend the 88th Annual Endocrine Society Meeting; and International Health Tract Completed. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Sudha Lakshmi Mootha, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Mootha is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mootha include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mootha is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mootha completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Mootha has received the following distinction: Summa Cum Laude Baylor University, Waco, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Abha Choudhary, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Abha Choudhary is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Choudhary honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Choudhary obtained her medical school training at Christian Medical College and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Choudhary include: Endocrine Trainee Day Class of 2011 / Clinical Fellow; Travel Grant; and Investigator Initiated Grant from Medtronic.

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

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Dr. Soumya Adhikari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Soumya Adhikari is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Adhikari studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adhikari completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Adhikari accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine and Fellow of the Year UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Grace Michele Tannin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Grace Tannin works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tannin honors. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Searle Young Investigator Award; and Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Sciences.

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

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Dr. Bryan Arnold Dickson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Dickson's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickson include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Dickson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Dickson attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickson accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award Children's Medical Center of Dallas Pediatric Residency Program; Texas Super Doctors; and America's Top Pediatricians Consumers' Research Council of America.

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

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Dr. Kathryn Maria Sumpter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kathryn Sumpter, who practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sumpter include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Rice Outstanding Woman; and Teaching Fellow of the Year Award UT Southwestern Medical School, Pediatrics Department. Dr. Sumpter speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Parathyroid Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Julia Beatrice Cartaya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Julia Cartaya's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Cartaya's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cartaya takes. Before performing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Cartaya attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cartaya has received include Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award in Type 1 Diabetes Endocrine Society and Travel Grant Pediatric Endocrine Society. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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Dr. Ximena Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ximena Lopez is a pediatric endocrinologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Lopez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lopez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lopez has received include Best grades of graduating class from Medical School Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City and Graduation from Medical School with Honors Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Parathyroid Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Melissa Rebecca Ham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Ham specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Ham's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina, Dr. Ham attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Ham is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School for Fellows; Magna cum laude graduate; and Senior Honors Thesis.

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

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Dr. Ernesto Miguel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ernesto Fernandez works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Fernandez has indicated that his clinical interests include type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Fernandez has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Amy Marie Latta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3550 Parkwood; Suite 600
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Amy Latta's area of specialization is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latta include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Latta is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Latta attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Latta is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Brian M Casey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
7601 Preston Road; 1st Floor, Suite 1200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Brian Casey's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He has indicated that his clinical interests include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Casey accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Jack A. Pritchard Fellow; and Award in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3880 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 304
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jaspreet Alang specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alang include back pain, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alang honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Alang attended Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Alang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Back Pain, Asthma, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon practices adult gastroenterology in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Rendon's clinical interests: colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rendon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He is open to new patients.

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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.