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We found 36 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, who practices in Kirkland, WA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Patil-Sisodia's clinical interests encompass diabetes and thyroid problems. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include thyroid problems, parathyroid disease, and adrenal disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Brzana attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Brzana is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Wei Hao works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Hao is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. Dr. Hao takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary ... (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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Saitta is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Worcester Memorial Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Saitta include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Mandana Ahmadian practices adult endocrinology in Bellevue, WA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmadian has a special interest in diabetes. She honors Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmadian include: Seattle Magazine Top Doctors and Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Ahmadian (or staff) is conversant in German and Persian. Dr. Ahmadian is affiliated with EvergreenHealth. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, ... (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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. Dr. Taplin is especially interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is professionally affiliated with Seattle Children's. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Taplin graduated from the University of New South Wales. His distinctions include: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Exercise

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

Dr. Edward Lacava is an adult endocrinologist in Kirkland, WA. In Dr. Lacava's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. Patient ratings for Dr. Lacava average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lacava is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth.

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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 medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kim's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Kim attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Bellevue, WA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Magee accepts Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Magee is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 is an adult endocrinologist. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kwun include diabetes. Patients gave Dr. Kwun an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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. After completing medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Dr. Baliga performed her residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Baliga (or staff) is conversant in Kannada and Hindi. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Yun Suhr is an internist. Dr. Suhr graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suhr include preventive care and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicare insurance. He speaks Korean. Dr. Suhr is affiliated with Virginia Mason and EvergreenHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Jenny Sgu Yen Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16315 Ne 87th Street; Ste B-6
Redmond, WA
 

Dr. Jenny Chen specializes in family medicine and practices in Redmond, WA and Issaquah, WA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include gynecological problems, thyroid problems, and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Chen is in-network for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Atlanta Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Health Promotion, Allergies, Hypertension, Biopsy, Preventive Care, Acne, ... (Read more)

Dr. Worawan Rattanasamphan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1750 112th Avenue Ne; Suite #a101
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Worawan Rattanasamphan specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Bellevue, WA and Newcastle, WA. Dr. Rattanasamphan honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, she performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She has received the distinction of Seattle Met Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Rattanasamphan speaks Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Illness

Dr. Robert Hugh Bayles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15670 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA
 

Dr. Robert Bayles practices family medicine in Redmond, WA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bayles's clinical interests include diabetes, general care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Bayles honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Broadlawns Medical Center for residency.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
8299 161st Avenue Ne; #101
Redmond, WA
 

Dr. Wilson Chan is a family practitioner. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Chan speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Asthma

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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.