We found 25 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Gold 1000 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Erin Elizabeth Dunnigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 656
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Roe is an adult endocrinology specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Roe's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Roe average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roe takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Infertility, Type 2 ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston; 656 Wadley Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Priscilla Hollander, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hollander at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hollander is professionally affiliated with Baylor Endocrine Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Raphaelle D Vallera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
910 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Raphaelle Vallera is a specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Vallera speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallera include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Vallera is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vallera takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Bone Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Howard J Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller works as an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heller include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Dr. Heller is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Heller is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Brian J Welch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brian Welch is an endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Welch include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Welch studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypogonadism, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ajikumar V Aryangat, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ajikumar Aryangat is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Aryangat include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and hyperparathyroidism. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hyperparathyroidism, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeta Gopinath Nayak, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 651
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Neeta Nayak sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include nutrition counseling, stroke, and heart attack. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Nayak attended medical school at Mysore Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. Dr. Nayak is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. William Thomas Christensen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3434 Swiss Avenue; Suite 206
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Christensen's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Christensen include diabetes and primary care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Christensen has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes

Dr. Shari Carolyn Gamarnik, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Shari Gamarnik is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gamarnik's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, primary care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Methodist Health System. Dr. Gamarnik has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Uptown.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil sees patients in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Vengalil is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Ruth Ann Adell, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruth Adell practices family medicine in Cedar Hill, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Adell speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and wellness visit. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Cedar Hill. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wellness Visit, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Primary Care, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ian Myers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myers works as an internist and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myers include thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Myers is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Primary Care, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachael Carolee Evans, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3600 Gaston Avenue; #1109
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachael Evans specializes in family medicine and practices in Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, primary care, and depression. Dr. Evans honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center at Baylor.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Ricardo Alonso Murillo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower, Suite 708
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Murillo is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Murillo's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murillo include diabetes, primary care, and diabetes management. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Cigna FocusIn, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murillo studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew D Chung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 755
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Chung's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chung's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, primary care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chung has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Christopher A Hughes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3434 Swiss Avenue; Suite 330
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hughes' medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and heart problems. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with MedProvider. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes takes. Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol 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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