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

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

Dr. Douglas Gearity is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gearity completed a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gearity has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gearity honors. Dr. Gearity speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Areas of expertise for Dr. Junaid Syed include facial problems, juvederm, and laser hair removal. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Syed's training includes residency programs at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Syed is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Hypertension, Facial Problems, Allergy Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Milimir Arsov's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Arsov (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Arsov attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Arsov is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arsov accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Henry Link, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
461 West Oak Street; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link works as a family practice physician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Link 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. Before completing his residency at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Dr. Link attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rehman include hemodialysis. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Rehman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College.

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

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

Dr. Jose Fernandez practices family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL. Patients gave Dr. Fernandez an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Veronica Figueroa specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Figueroa obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Figueroa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Conrado Talampas is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Talampas 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. Talampas honors. 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 (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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. Alex Rojas is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Kissimmee, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Rojas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 R Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Denardis studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Denardis speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Edward Frame is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Frame's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Frame trained at Hurley Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Mark Palazzolo is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Palazzolo studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. John Providence Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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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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