We found 58 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Aurora, CO.

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Dr. Sarit Polsky, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sarit Polsky is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polsky include obesity, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Polsky is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Polsky speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Forlenza is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Forlenza takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His professional 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

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

Dr. G. Alonso practices pediatric endocrinology in Aurora, CO. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Alonso is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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, Dr. Alonso speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

UCHealth - Mike Mcdermott MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Mike McDermott is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. McDermott has received the following distinctions: 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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UCHealth - Micol Rothman MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Micol Rothman specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Aurora, CO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rothman include menopause. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Rothman trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Robert Slover sees patients in Aurora, CO and Littleton, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Slover include: 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. Dr. Slover'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

UCHealth - James Falko MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. James Falko, who practices in Aurora, CO and Lone Tree, CO, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Falko completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Aaron Michels is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Aurora, CO. Dr. Michels accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michels completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Bryan Roland Haugen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Bryan Haugen is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haugen's education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America 2008 - 2008-2014 Best Doctors and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors (2008) 2008-2014. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

Dr. Satish Garg works as an endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist. His 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. Garg takes. He graduated from Punjab Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garg include: ADA-Award, ADA; RSSDI Oration, RSSDI; and PGIMER-Award, PGIMER. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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

UCHealth - Virginia Sarapura MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Virginia Sarapura specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Sarapura obtained her medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor, Endocrine Diseases

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. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Wierman attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wierman has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Cecilia Wang specializes in adult endocrinology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Wang attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin.

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

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UCHealth - Janice Kerr MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Janice Kerr is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Aurora, CO. Dr. Kerr attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerr takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Raymond S Gutin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Raymond Gutin practices adult endocrinology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Gutin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Georgeanna Klingensmith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Georgeanna Klingensmith specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Aurora, CO. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Klingensmith completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Klingensmith has received the following distinctions: 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

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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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