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Dr Karen E Earle MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Karen Earle works as an endocrinologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Earle 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). Dr. Earle has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrine Diseases

Dr Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby sees patients in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kirkeby include diabetes and metabolism. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Kirkeby completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. She speaks Norwegian. Dr. Kirkeby's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrine Diseases

Melissa E Weinberg MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Melissa Weinberg works as an adult endocrinologist. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Weinberg's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrine Diseases

Dr Diana M Antoniucci MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Diana Antoniucci practices adult endocrinology in San Francisco, CA. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antoniucci honors. After attending Mayo Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Antoniucci is conversant in Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrine Diseases

Anthony Yin MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Anthony Yin is an adult endocrinologist in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. He offers interpreting services for Cantonese and Spanish-speaking patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yin include diabetes and metabolism. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Yin performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrine Diseases

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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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