Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the pancreas behaves abnormally and doesn't produce insulin the way it should or the insulin that it does make doesn't function the way it should. There are two types of diabetes. In Type 1, the pancreas makes very little or no insulin. The onset of Type 1 almost always occurs in people who are less than 30 years old. In Type 2 diabetes, insulin is produced but it doesn't work the way it should. There is no cure for diabetes, but there are ways to manage it. Type 2 tends to occur in people who are over 40 years of age and overweight or obese.
Symptoms can vary based on whether a person has Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Symptoms of Type 1 include:
Symptoms of Type 2 include:
Diabetes can be diagnosed with a simple blood test to check the levels of glucose or sugar in your blood. People with diabetes have a blood sugar level that exceeds 126 mg/dl.
Depending on the type of diabetes you have, it can be managed with diet and exercise, oral medications and/or insulin shots. Patients also need to use special equipment to monitor their blood sugar levels throughout the day to ensure they remain stable. When not managed properly, diabetes can cause serious medical issues including kidney failure and blindness.
Sana Medical accepts all PPO Insurance available in California and will continue to accept Medicare/Medi-Cal and Medicare only patients.
Medicare / Medi-Cal
We currently accept HMO insurances with patients in Medicare Advantage, HMO Medi-Cal, HMO Commercial Plans. Be aware that some insurance products may not be offered in all HMO plans so you must verify prior to adding a particular HMO IPA. For example Anthem HMO commercial plan may be offered but exclude its Senior Secure Plan in the same IPA.
We accept the following HMO IPA Medical Groups:
IPA Medical Groups:
Please be aware that at any given time some IPA’s may cancel and or add insurances at will and the information above can be incorrect but we try to provide the most up to date information as of August 2013.
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