We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Frisco, TX.

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

Dr. Abha Choudhary's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhary include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Choudhary accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Christian Medical College and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has received professional recognition including the following: Endocrine Trainee Day Class of 2011 / Clinical Fellow; Travel Grant; and Investigator Initiated Grant from Medtronic. 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)

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

Dr. Ellen Grishman is a pediatric endocrinologist. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Grishman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grishman has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Soumya Adhikari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Soumya Adhikari's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adhikari include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adhikari's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinctions: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine and Fellow of the Year UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Sumpter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Sumpter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Sumpter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sumpter include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Rice Outstanding Woman; and Teaching Fellow of the Year Award UT Southwestern Medical School, Pediatrics Department.

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

Dr. Sudha Mootha specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Mootha is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Mootha has received professional recognition including the following: Summa Cum Laude Baylor University, Waco, TX.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dickson include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Dickson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dickson 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. He speaks Spanish. His 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. Grace Michele Tannin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Grace Tannin is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Tannin's clinical interests include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Melissa Rebecca Ham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Ham is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Her clinical interests include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Dr. Ham's distinctions include: European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School for Fellows; Magna cum laude graduate; and Senior Honors Thesis. She 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. Ximena Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ximena Lopez's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Lopez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lopez attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

Dr. Julia Cartaya specializes in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric emergency medicine and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Cartaya's clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, obesity, and joint pain. 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 attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Cartaya has received the following distinctions: Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award in Type 1 Diabetes Endocrine Society and Travel Grant Pediatric Endocrine Society. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 is a pediatrician. His areas of expertise consist of type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Fernandez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Fernandez has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Amy Latta practices family medicine in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Latta is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Latta focuses on diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Latta attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Latta is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Casey obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. His areas of expertise include the following: amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Jack A. Pritchard Fellow; and Award in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Alang is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Dr. Alang attended medical school at Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Alang (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Phillip Howard Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
8756 Teel Parkway; Suite 350
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; he sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Disraeli is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Disraeli's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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