We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept TRICARE Prime near Alpharetta, GA.

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Dr. Imran Syed M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.62 stars (6 ratings)
11820 Northfall Lane; Suite 1101
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Imran Syed practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Syed studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Syed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Julius Kolawole Adebisi MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
average rating 4.06 stars (8 ratings)
401 S Main Street; Suite C7
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Julius Adebisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yoruba. These areas are among Dr. Adebisi's clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Adebisi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Mrs. Suzanne Ferree Turner MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.5 stars (8 ratings)
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 240
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Suzanne Turner specializes in family medicine and practices in Roswell, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and women's health issues. Patient reviews placed Dr. Turner at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Turner completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Anila Qidwai MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2.12 stars (4 ratings)
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Qidwai include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Qidwai is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Qidwai's professional affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Executive Health, Family Planning, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Suresh R. Gudur MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.77 stars (9 ratings)
11810 Northfall Lane; Suite 1202
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Suresh Gudur sees patients in Cumming, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Johns Creek, GA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gudur include prostate problems, genital warts, and menopause. He is affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Dr. Gudur attended Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner for medical school and subsequently trained at Prince George's Hospital Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Shingles, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Gorka Zurinaga MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.9 stars (5 ratings)
11785 Northfall Lane; Suite 505 & 506
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zurinaga include diabetes and preventive care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Orlando Health. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zurinaga is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Dharmaraj Halligouda Patil M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.66 stars (9 ratings)
11379 Southbridge Parkway; Suite A
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Dharmaraj Patil's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Patil (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Patil's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Worcester Memorial Hospital. Dr. Patil is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endoscopy, Cholesterol Problems

Chukwudi Uchegbu MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.33 stars (4 ratings)
3005 Royal Boulevard South; Suite 220
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu is an internist in Alpharetta, GA and Tucker, GA. On average, patients gave Dr. Uchegbu a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uchegbu include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uchegbu takes. Dr. Uchegbu studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. He trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Uchegbu's professional affiliations include WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes

Mitchell P. Hilsen D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 1.5 stars (2 ratings)
1350 Upper Hembree Road; Suite 100
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Mitchell Hilsen is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hilsen include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hilsen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

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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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