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

Dr. Anthony Douglas Morrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5th Floor - Endocrinology, Usf Department of Internal Medicine; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Morrison is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Morrison attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He 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. Dr. Morrison has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bollepalli obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Bollepalli 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's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Whiteman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Whiteman's practice is open to 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 practices adult nephrology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Serrano's areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Serrano's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

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

Dr. John Ramirez is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Ramirez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, atherosclerosis, and angina. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Ramirez's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Diane Straub practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Straub's clinical interests include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Straub takes. Dr. Straub's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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

Dr. Brian Knox's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Knox graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Knox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He has received the distinction of Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Knox is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Anorexia, Bulimia, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (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. 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Jayesh Shah is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

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

Dr. Stephen Kreitzer works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kreitzer is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kreitzer's clinical interests: diabetes, sleep apnea, and spirometry. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Spirometry

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

Dr. Laura Smith practices psychology. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include stress management, type 2 diabetes, and family therapy services. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Harris McIlwain practices geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McIlwain include diabetes, geriatric health, and lupus. Patient reviews placed Dr. McIlwain at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. McIlwain has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 practices family medicine in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Bryant's clinical interests: diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryant honors. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bryant is 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.