We found 28 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Endocrinology & Metabolism, S025
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. She speaks Norwegian. Dr. Kirkeby is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol S Clewans, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Clewans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Clewans attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Diane I Suchet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Diane Suchet is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Suchet accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, Dr. Suchet speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace Wu Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Grace Chan's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Chan's 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, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Andrea M Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tom include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Tom performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Lara Lyn An Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lara Wong practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Wong's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wong trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center.

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Dr. Matthew B Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Stenerson is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He is especially interested in endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Stenerson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Stenerson is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Norra A Kwong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Floor 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Norra Kwong works as an adult endocrinologist in San Carlos, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In Dr. Kwong's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Sarah Nicole Carranza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Torres is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Torres has indicated that her clinical interests include primary care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Torres is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Crystal Marie Smith-Spangler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Smith-Spangler's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Smith-Spangler an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith-Spangler is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Medina include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Medina has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Liza Hope Kunz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Liza Kunz specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kunz is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Kunz obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Margie Dee Lim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
805 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 100
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Margie Lim's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include internal medicine. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lim accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is closed to new patients at this time. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center.

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Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hong's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong honors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is open to 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. Marina L Tostado, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E El Camnio Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marina Tostado's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Tostado is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tostado is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Tostado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Dr. Amy Ellen Wong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Amy Wong's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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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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