We found 45 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Redmond, WA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 250
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Komal Patil-Sisodia's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Patil-Sisodia's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Ultrasound, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jessica Allison Brzana, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
222 112th Avenue Ne
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Jessica Brzana is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, parathyroid disease, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Brzana is professionally affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Brzana accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes

Dr. Deborah Sue Golob, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2281 116th Avenue; Suite 200
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Deborah Golob's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golob include cushing's syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, and gynecomastia. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Golob accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Golob graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She speaks French. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Low Testosterone, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 250
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Wei Hao's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hao include diabetes. Patients gave Dr. Hao an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Hao is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth.

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

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Dr. Mandana Ahmadian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1380 112th Avenue Ne; Suite 205
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Mandana Ahmadian, who practices in Bellevue, WA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahmadian include diabetes. Dr. Ahmadian's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada for residency. Dr. Ahmadian has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Magazine Top Doctors and Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Ahmadian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Persian. Dr. Ahmadian is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Saitta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12910 Totem Lake Boulevard Ne; Suite 101
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Joseph Saitta is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saitta include vitamin D deficiency, metabolic bone disease, and thyroid cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Saitta at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Worcester Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saitta attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1500 - 116th Avenue Ne; Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center Cb-11
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Craig Taplin's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He studied medicine at the University of New South Wales. In his practice, he is particularly interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Taplin is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015. He is professionally affiliated with Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Exercise

Dr. Edward Courtright La Cava, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 250
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Edward Lacava is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Kirkland, WA. Dr. Lacava has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. He is affiliated with EvergreenHealth. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Lacava attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 250
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Misung Kim is a specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include diabetes. She is affiliated with EvergreenHealth. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Ultrasound, Cancer, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Michael Scott Magee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15611 Bel Red Road; Suite 100
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Michael Magee's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Magee honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Magee welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Seattle Met : Top Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sunna Kwun, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1200 112th Avenue Ne; Suite B250
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Sunna Kwun sees patients in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kwun's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, and gynecomastia. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kwun trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Low Testosterone, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dan Steven Veljovich, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
Evergreenhealth; Specialty Suite
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Dan Veljovich sees patients in Seattle, WA, Kirkland, WA, and Lacey, WA. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Veljovich at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Veljovich include: Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Met : Top Doctors; and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Veljovich speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, CHI Franciscan Health, and EvergreenHealth. Dr. Veljovich has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Leiomyosarcoma, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Incontinence ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela J Paley, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
Evergreenhealth; Specialty Suite
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Pamela Paley's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Paley's medical residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Paley has received the following distinctions: Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Met : Top Doctors; and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. Dr. Paley is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Leiomyosarcoma, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karkal Shwetha Shwetha S. Baliga, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1231 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 400
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Shweta Baliga's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Baliga is accepting new patients. She graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and then she performed her residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Baliga (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Amy Elizabeth Bondurant, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Evergreenhealth; Specialty Suite
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Amy Bondurant is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Bondurant's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Bondurant takes Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bondurant include: Seattle Met "Top Doctors" and Seattle Met: Top Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Leiomyosarcoma, Amenorrhea, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Cervix ... (Read more)

Dr. Yun Suhr, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11800 Ne 128th Street; Suite 300
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Yun Suhr works as an internist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suhr include preventive care and general care. Dr. Suhr is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Suhr attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Mason and EvergreenHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care

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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.