We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Tampa, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5th Floor - Endocrinology, Usf Department of Internal Medicine; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Morrison attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morrison is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morrison's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. - Mdc 62; Usf Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bollepalli has a special interest in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Bollepalli is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Valerie Eugenia Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33610
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman works as a perinatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Whiteman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Whiteman include: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gustavo Serrano Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serrano accepts. Dr. Serrano attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Serrano trained at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Jayesh S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2810 W Saint Isabel Street; Suite 101b
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayesh Shah practices adult nephrology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

Dr. John Dewey Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Ramirez's specialty is adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Ramirez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Ramirez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Daniel Knox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brian Knox specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Knox's areas of expertise include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Knox's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Anorexia, Bulimia, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane M Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub practices adolescent medicine in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Straub attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Straub's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Straub's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Chronic Headache, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Kalil Edwards, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
2nd Floor, Usf Department of Pediatrics; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Denise Edwards is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Edwards honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Edwards is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Anorexia, Bulimia, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura B Williams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Laura Smith practices psychology in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: stress management, type 2 diabetes, and family therapy services. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her training includes a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Stress Management

Dr. Stephen Mordecai Kreitzer I, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 105
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Kreitzer is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Kreitzer's clinical interests encompass diabetes, sleep apnea, and spirometry. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kreitzer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Spirometry

Dr. Harris Hugh McIlwain, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
4700 North Habana Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Harris McIlwain sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McIlwain include diabetes, geriatric health, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McIlwain takes. Dr. McIlwain graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Lupus, Tendonitis, Geriatric Health, X-Rays

Dr. Nyree Dawn Bryant, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7814 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nyree Bryant specializes in family medicine. Dr. Bryant has a special interest in diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bryant is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems, Preventive Care

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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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