We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3661 S Miami Avenue; #505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Baquerizo average 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baquerizo include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. He takes 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 the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baquerizo's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Neerja Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Agrawal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose David Morgan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3650 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 502
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Jose Morgan's areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with Kendall 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. Morgan takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gaspar Alejandro Barreto Torrella, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11251 Nw 20 Street; Suite 103
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Gaspar Barreto's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Barreto's areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts 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 Carlos J. Finlay Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Camaguey. For his professional training, Dr. Barreto completed a residency program at VA Caribbean Healthcare System. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Barreto is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Rosen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
370 Minorca Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen's areas of specialization are family medicine and adolescent medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rosen's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). 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. Rosen studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Preventive Care, Weight Loss

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Landa-Galindez's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Caro include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Caro is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. Dr. Caro speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Osnat Shmueli
Specializes in Family Medicine
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Osnat Shmueli practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shmueli include diabetes, obesity, and migraine. She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Shmueli speaks Hebrew.

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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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