Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in San Ramon, CA
About Dr. Temkin
“I consider myself a very proactive physician. I focus on getting my patients looking and feeling their best.”
More than 29 million American adults have diabetes, and about a quarter of them don’t realize it. Finding the right care is key to preventing and treating this disease. As an internal medicine physician, Michael Temkin, DO is trained in diagnosing and treating chronic diseases like diabetes. At his primary care practice in San Ramon, California, he works closely with patients to establish an effective treatment plan for preventing and treating diabetes.
Diabetes Q & A
What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
What kind of women’s health issues does Dr. Temkin treat?
Type 2 diabetes is also known as non-insulin dependent or adult-onset diabetes. Patients can produce some of their own insulin, but it’s usually not a sufficient amount or “insulin resistance” occurs, meaning the cells don’t respond to the insulin in a normal way.
What is Dr. Temkin’s approach to treating diabetes?
For patients with type 2 diabetes, if diet and exercise aren’t enough to get blood sugar under control, he may prescribe oral medications to help the body use its own insulin more efficiently. He helps patients with type 1 diabetes manage their insulin dosage and blood sugar monitoring.