We found 10 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept SutterSelect near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. Bahar Aghighi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Bahar Aghighi works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Aghighi is conversant in Persian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Aghighi attended medical school at The National University of Iran. For her professional training, Dr. Aghighi completed a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aghighi takes. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Matthew B Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, 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. Laetitia Marie-Jane Poisson De Souzy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Laetitia Oderman specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Oderman focuses on women's health issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Oderman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Oderman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, 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. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Beingesser focuses on women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Beingesser completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated Dr. Beingesser highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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. Steven Alberto Cortes, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 Water Street; Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Cortes works as a family medicine practitioner. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, Dr. Cortes focuses on primary care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cortes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vickie L Winkler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
115 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Vickie Winkler is a family medicine physician. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include primary care. Dr. Winkler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Winkler performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center.

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Dr. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Salvay's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Salvay is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Joyce Owens, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Owens is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include primary care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Owens attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Menopause, Cholesterol Problems, Infections

Dr. Rebecca C Barker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Barker's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include internal medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Barker is not currently accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barker speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman's specialty is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in internal medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Goodman completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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