We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Managed Indemnity near Berkeley, CA.

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Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Honegger is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Honegger is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bard Wallach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wallach is an Albany, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wallach is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wallach include primary care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallach is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wallach completed a residency program at Alachua General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Pavithra Venkateswaran, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Venkat is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd practices general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Rudd is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rudd attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacy Lorae Womack Batzdorf, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 130
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stacy Womack Batzdorf is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Womack Batzdorf is especially interested in diabetes, cancer screening, and heart problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Womack Batzdorf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks German. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Cancer Screening, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Jan Diamond, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Jan Diamond's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diamond include primary care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Diamond is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Hepatitis C, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Chronic Illness

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta is a family practitioner. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehta include primary care. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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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