We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay near Carrollton, TX.

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Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker, who practices in Lewisville, TX and Carrollton, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Baker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Medical City Lewisville. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri practices adult nephrology. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Peri is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Peri attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen works as an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained her medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Betty Chung Grasty, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Tuscan; Suite 235
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Betty Grasty is an Irving, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Clinical interests for Dr. Grasty include diabetes, thyroid problems, and depression. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grasty takes. Dr. Grasty is professionally affiliated with Medical City Las Colinas.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Sybil Taquet works as a family medicine physician in Carrollton, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taquet include warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Her training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Taquet honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Aruna Koney Koney, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13737 Noel Road; Suite 1600
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Aruna Potti practices general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Potti include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potti accepts. Her medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Potti (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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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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