We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Silver Compass Balanced HSA 3000 near Irving, TX.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 225
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rajiv Dattatreya is an adult endocrinology specialist in Irving, TX. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dattatreya 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. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Dattatreya's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Dattatreya (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Dattatreya is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Weight Management, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Martinez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Cristina Valdez is a family medicine physician in Irving, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valdez include diabetes. Dr. Valdez is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Valdez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
400 W Ih 635 Freeway; Suite 200, Plaza I
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jenifer Welsh's specialty is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Welsh's areas of expertise include the following: hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), diabetes, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hyperglycemia, Preventive Care, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 520
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dilg practices general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dilg accepts. Dr. Dilg graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Dilg is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Vaccines, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Specializes in Acupuncture
Valley Ranch Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic; 9901 Valley Ranch Parkway East #1000
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Chapa specializes in acupuncture and practices in Irving, TX and Mesquite, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Chapa is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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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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