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We found 11 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 is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morrison accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Morrison is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bollepalli studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is especially interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). 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. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Bollepalli has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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 medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Serrano's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. 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 attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Serrano is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

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

Dr. Brian Knox's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knox include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Knox is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knox accepts. He welcomes new patients. 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). Dr. Knox has received professional recognition including the following: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association.

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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 practices adolescent medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Edwards attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among her clinical interests: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. She is in-network for 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. She 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. Diane Marie Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Straub include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Straub is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Straub welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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

Dr. Jayesh Shah's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. 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 graduated from B.J. Medical College. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep apnea, and spirometry. Dr. Kreitzer is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The average patient rating for Dr. Kreitzer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kreitzer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a geriatrician and adult rheumatologist. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. McIlwain's clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and lupus. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McIlwain 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. He 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. John Dewey Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 S Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Ramirez works as an adult cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, holter monitoring, and angina. Dr. Ramirez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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: Diabetes, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker, Angina

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

Dr. Nyree Bryant is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bryant include diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. She 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. 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.