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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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Grishman completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Grishman include: Committee; Endocrine Society Clinical Fellows Travel Grant to attend the 88th Annual Endocrine Society Meeting; and International Health Tract Completed. 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)

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

Dr. Sudha Mootha's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. 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 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Adhikari include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adhikari accepts. Dr. Adhikari obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His distinctions include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine and Fellow of the Year UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Adhikari's 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)

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

Dr. Kathryn Sumpter practices pediatric endocrinology in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sumpter include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sumpter graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her distinctions include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Rice Outstanding Woman; and Teaching Fellow of the Year Award UT Southwestern Medical School, Pediatrics Department. Dr. Sumpter is conversant in Spanish. 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)

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

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

Dr. Abha Choudhary's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Choudhary has a special interest 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. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Christian Medical College and a graduate of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Grace Michele Tannin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Grace Tannin's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tannin include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Tannin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tannin include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Searle Young Investigator Award; and Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Tannin is 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. Bryan Arnold Dickson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Dickson is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Dickson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Dickson attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Julia Cartaya's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and type 2 diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Cartaya attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award in Type 1 Diabetes Endocrine Society and Travel Grant Pediatric Endocrine Society. Dr. Cartaya is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She has a closed panel.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lopez attended La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lopez 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. Dr. Lopez's 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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Clinical interests for Dr. Ham include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ham accepts. She has received distinctions including European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School for Fellows; Magna cum laude graduate; and Senior Honors Thesis. Dr. Ham is 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. Ernesto Miguel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ernesto Fernandez is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In Dr. Fernandez's practice, he is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Dr. Chen graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Brian Casey practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise consist of amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casey accepts. Dr. Casey studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Casey's distinctions 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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Alang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. Dr. Alang graduated from Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Alang average 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alang accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Amy Latta practices family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Latta include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Latta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 Texas. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Latta is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rendon's areas of expertise include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rendon accepts. Dr. Rendon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice 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.