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

Dr. Abha Choudhary is a pediatric endocrinologist. She obtained her medical school training at Christian Medical College and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Choudhary accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: 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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Grishman's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. These areas are among her clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. 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's clinical interests include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Adhikari 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sumpter include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Sumpter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency 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. In addition to English, 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. Sudha Lakshmi Mootha, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Mootha practices pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Mootha's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Mootha has received the following distinction: 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 sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Dickson's practice, he is particularly interested in 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 distinctions including 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.

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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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Tannin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tannin trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Tannin has received professional recognition including the following: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Searle Young Investigator Award; and Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Sciences. 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. Melissa Rebecca Ham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Ham's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Ham's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her distinctions include: 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. Julia Beatrice Cartaya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Julia Cartaya specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, obesity, and joint pain. Dr. Cartaya is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 is closed to 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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Lopez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has received the following distinctions: 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. She is affiliated with 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. Ernesto Miguel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ernesto Fernandez's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Fernandez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His practice 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, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After attending Peking University Health Science Center for medical school, she completed her residency training at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to 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 is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Casey's areas of expertise consist of amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Casey attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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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Dr. Amy Marie Latta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3550 Parkwood; Suite 600
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Amy Latta's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Latta's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latta include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Latta average 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Latta speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Jaspreet Alang's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Alang has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. 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) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Alang 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 specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He practices in Carrollton, TX and Frisco, TX. His areas of expertise include sports health, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Disraeli attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Disraeli's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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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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