We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Milimir Dimitar Arsov, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 W Magnolia Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Milimir Arsov specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Arsov attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Arsov (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 North John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez works as a family medicine practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist in Kissimmee, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Fernandez's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Asthma

Dr. Junaid A Syed, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3262 Vineland Road; #102
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Junaid Syed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Syed is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. After attending Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Allergy Skin Testing, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Edward Gearity, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Hunters Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Gearity's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gearity is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gearity accepts. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Miscarriage, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thomas Littell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. John Littell works as a family practice physician. In addition to English, Dr. Littell (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Littell honors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Veronica Dolores Figueroa-Matos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Veronica Figueroa is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figueroa accepts. Dr. Figueroa attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Figueroa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rehman is especially interested in hemodialysis. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Rehman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame works as a general internist in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Frame obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frame speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Conrado Elyeran Talampas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1506 Village Oak Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Conrado Talampas is a general internist. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Talampas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Rojas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Alexis Rojas Md; 805-1 E. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Alexis Rojas is a general OB/GYN in Kissimmee, FL. For his professional training, Dr. Rojas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Rojas's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rojas is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ronald Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Denardis graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Denardis is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Robert Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palazzolo attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Providence Health System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

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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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