We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze near Georgetown, TX.

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Dr Jennifer Lynn Clark MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX

Dr. Jennifer Clark works as a general internist. Dr. Clark's areas of expertise include the following: primary care, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. Dr. Clark has received the distinction of Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Internal Medicine

Dr Christopher Hearne MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX

Dr. Christopher Hearne specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Georgetown, TX. Dr. Hearne's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Clinical interests for Dr. Hearne include primary care and diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Hearne average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hearne is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Fellow, American College of Physicians. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hearne is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Medical Conditions, Diabetes

Anita Dmello MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX

Dr. Anita Dmello practices general internal medicine. Dr. Dmello obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dmello is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Biopsy, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Diana D Nye MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
425 University Boulevard; Scott & White Clinic - Round Rock 425 University
Round Rock, TX

Dr. Diana Nye practices general internal medicine in Round Rock, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Nye has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nye accepts. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Nye is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr Gabriela Pichardo Lafontaine MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
425 University Boulevard; Scott & White Clinic - Round Rock 425 University
Round Rock, TX

Dr. Gabriela Pichardo-Lafontaine's specialty is general internal medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, joint pain, and migraine. Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center, Lafayette for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Pain, Joint Pain, Migraine, Injections, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Trigger Points

Sangeetha Dayalan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX

Dr. Sangeetha Dayalan's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Dayalan has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Dayalan attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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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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