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

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Dr. Rajiv Dattatreya, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 225
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rajiv Dattatreya works as an endocrinologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dattatreya accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dattatreya studied medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Dattatreya (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Cristina Virginia Valdez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Cristina Valdez is an Irving, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valdez accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Valdez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Valdez speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Juan Martinez's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Dr. Martinez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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

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

Dr. Rikin Patel practices adult gastroenterology in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Las Colinas. Dr. Patel studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Dilg practices general internal medicine in Irving, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dilg include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She 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. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Dilg is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. Jenifer Welsh's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Welsh's areas of expertise include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), diabetes, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of 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 Acupuncture
Valley Ranch Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic; 9901 Valley Ranch Parkway East #1000
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Chapa practices acupuncture. Dr. Chapa speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chapa include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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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