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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
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sarit Polsky is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Polsky's clinical interests: obesity, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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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. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alonso accepts. 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. Dr. Alonso is conversant in Spanish. His 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 sees patients in Aurora, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forlenza studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency.

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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 professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Aaron Michels works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Michels is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

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

Dr. Margaret Wierman's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass menopause and contraception (birth control). Dr. Wierman's professional affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wierman completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Satish Garg is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Punjab Medical College. Dr. Garg has received the following distinctions: ADA-Award, ADA; RSSDI Oration, RSSDI; and PGIMER-Award, PGIMER. In addition to English, Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Cecilia Wang is an endocrinologist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Wang takes 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. Raymond S Gutin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Raymond Gutin is an adult endocrinology specialist. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gutin 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.

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

Dr. Mike McDermott is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. McDermott's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDermott takes. 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.

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

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Dr. Kristen Jane Nadeau, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Kristen Nadeau is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Nadeau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadeau accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Shah honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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 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

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

Dr. Liz Thomas, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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

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Dr. Neda Rasouli, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Neda Rasouli sees patients in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She is affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Rasouli accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She is conversant in Persian.

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

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

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

Dr. Micol Rothman's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include menopause. Dr. Rothman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her professional affiliations include 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. Bryan Roland Haugen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Bryan Haugen specializes in adult endocrinology. He attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Haugen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors (2008) 2008-2014. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.