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We found 59 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Sarit Polsky, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sarit Polsky's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Polsky's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polsky takes. Dr. Polsky is a graduate of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. G. Alonso specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alonso accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Alonso performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2005) The University of Texas Houston Medical School and Member 2005 - The University of Texas Houston Medical School Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alonso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Gregory Peter Forlenza, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1635 Aurora Court; 6th Floor
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Forlenza is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Forlenza attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Forlenza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Robert Henry Slover II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Slover works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Aurora, CO and Littleton, CO. Dr. Slover is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of Fitzsimons Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Slover has received the following distinctions: Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Teacher 1987 - Fitzsimons Army Medical Center; Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Teacher 1991 - Fitzsimons Army Medical Center; and Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Teacher, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Satish Kumar Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Satish Garg specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Garg takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Punjab Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: ADA-Award, ADA; RSSDI Oration, RSSDI; and PGIMER-Award, PGIMER. Dr. Garg (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Aaron Michels' specialty is adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Michels is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Cecilia Chiacheh Low Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Cecilia Wang is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Wang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

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Dr. Robert Steven Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Schwartz practices adult endocrinology and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include parkinson's disease, depression, and general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schwartz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schwartz's distinctions include: Hartford Foundation Senior Leadership Award, Hartford Foundation/ADGAP; America's Top Doctor, National edition (2016) awarded yearly since inception 2001; and Best Doctors in America, National edition (2016) Awarded yearly since inception 1992. His professional affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Margaret Elizabeth Wierman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Margaret Wierman's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wierman average 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Wierman focuses on menopause and contraception (birth control). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wierman graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Raymond Stewart Gutin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court; Bldg M-20
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Raymond Gutin is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Gutin honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Michael Thomas McDermott, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Mike McDermott sees patients in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. McDermott's residency was performed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McDermott's distinctions include: Physician of the Year, University of Colorado Hospital; Outstanding Clinical Teacher, University of Colorado Medical School, Kaiser Permanente; and Physican of the Year, University of Colorado Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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

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Dr. Georgeanna J Klingensmith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Georgeanna Klingensmith is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Klingensmith attended Duke University School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Women of Valor Award, American Diabetes Association; The Children's Hospital Award for Outstanding Service, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO; and The Best Doctors in America, 1993-Present (1993).

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Viralkumar N Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Viral Shah's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His distinctions include: Short-term Studentship 2001 - Indian Council of Medical Research; Clinical Medicine Scholar Award 2006 - B. Braun Medical Trust Foundation; and Excellence in Endocrinology 2012 - A.V. Gandhi Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Raj Paul Wadwa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Raj Wadwa, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Wadwa is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including O'Brien Fellowship Award, Children's Diabetes Foundation/ Barbara Davis Center and O'Brien Fellowship Award 2015 - Children's Diabetes Foundation/ Barbara Davis Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Type 1 Diabetes, Telemedicine

Dr. Marian Jerzy Rewers, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Marian Rewers works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and Poznan University of Medical Sciences. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rewers takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rewers include: Merit Investigator, National Institutes of Health (2001) 2001-2011; The American Diabetes Association Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh; and Golden Esculap Award, Ministry of Health, Poland. Dr. Rewers is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Micol Sara Rothman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Micol Rothman works as an endocrinologist. Her clinical interests encompass menopause. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Rothman performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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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.