We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Los Gatos, CA.

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Dr. Bahar Aghighi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Bahar Aghighi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at The National University of Iran, Dr. Aghighi performed her residency at Maricopa Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aghighi is conversant in Persian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Aghighi is open to new patients.

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Dr. Esther M Yun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Esther Yun practices general obstetrics & gynecology in San Jose, CA. In Dr. Yun's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Yun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Anjali V Sagdeo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Sagdeo is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include internal medicine. Dr. Sagdeo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sagdeo obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College and Nagpur University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin specializes in family medicine and practices in San Jose, CA. She has a special interest in primary care. Dr. Babin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Babin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Teri Doan Pham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Teri Pham works as a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include internal medicine. Dr. Pham is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Pham attended New York Medical College for medical school. She speaks Vietnamese.

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Dr. Douglas Chung-Ou Tong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Tong's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Tong is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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

Dr. Susan Gould, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 203
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Susan Gould specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in San Jose, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Gould attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gould include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gould takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah works as an internist. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include internal medicine. Dr. Shah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nidhi Susanna Jacob, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 203
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Nidhi Jacob's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacob attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jacob is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Dina Sukharev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Dina Sukharev's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include primary care. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sukharev is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sukharev attended I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Aarti Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Aarti Srinivasan is a general internist. Patients gave Dr. Srinivasan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Srinivasan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has a closed panel. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Odul Laurie Amburgey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Odul Amburgey is a perinatologist in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Amburgey attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Amburgey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Amburgey is conversant in Turkish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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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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