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We found 18 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 specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Grishman attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Grishman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Committee; Endocrine Society Clinical Fellows Travel Grant to attend the 88th Annual Endocrine Society Meeting; and International Health Tract Completed. Dr. Grishman 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. 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. Dr. Choudhary has indicated that her clinical interests include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Christian Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Choudhary has received distinctions including Endocrine Trainee Day Class of 2011 / Clinical Fellow; Travel Grant; and Investigator Initiated Grant from Medtronic. 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)

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

Dr. Soumya Adhikari works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Adhikari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Adhikari include: 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. 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Sumpter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Sumpter's 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. Sudha Lakshmi Mootha, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Mootha sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Mootha's clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mootha has received professional recognition including the following: Summa Cum Laude Baylor University, Waco, TX. She 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. Grace Michele Tannin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Grace Tannin is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Tannin's areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tannin has received the following distinctions: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Searle Young Investigator Award; and Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Sciences. She 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Dickson is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Dickson 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Ham's areas of expertise include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Ham's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School for Fellows; Magna cum laude graduate; and Senior Honors Thesis. 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. Julia Beatrice Cartaya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Julia Cartaya's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, obesity, and joint pain. Dr. Cartaya accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. She has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Cartaya 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. After attending La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lopez's areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Awards and/or distinctions she 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 hospital/clinic 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. Ernesto Miguel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ernesto Fernandez is a general pediatrician. Dr. Fernandez graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Fernandez focuses on type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez's 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. Brian M Casey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
7601 Preston Road; 1st Floor, Suite 1200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Brian Casey's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In his practice, he is particularly interested in amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Casey is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston's residency program. Dr. Casey accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: 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 takes. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jaspreet Alang specializes in general internal medicine. He attended Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Patients gave Dr. Alang an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Alang is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Amy Latta works as a family practitioner in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latta include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Latta's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. 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 Texas. Dr. Latta is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Michelle Larisse Brochner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5893 Noble Oak Lane
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Brochner is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Brochner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brochner's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Brochner is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Eye Problems

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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.