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We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code F20
Weston, FL
 

Dr. A. Kennedy's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and a graduate of Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kennedy has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Jose Maireni Cabral, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jose Cabral practices adult endocrinology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cabral's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid ultrasound, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cabral is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Cabral is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabral takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cabral has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Fellow, American College of Endocrinology.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dalia McCoy practices family medicine in Weston, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, acne, and colorectal cancer. Dr. McCoy's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McCoy attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. McCoy is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Cellulitis, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Cancer, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sider accepts. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Sider has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sports Health, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Schnickel's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schnickel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Surafel Kebede Gebreselassie, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Q7
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Surafel Gebreselassie practices general internal medicine in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gebreselassie accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Gebreselassie attended Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences for medical school. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu is an internist and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gavrilescu include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Gavrilescu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gavrilescu takes. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Resurrection Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gavrilescu speaks Romanian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1825 North Corporate Lakes Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Bonilla specializes in family medicine and practices in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include warts, heart problems, and acne. Dr. Bonilla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Bonilla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Cellulitis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sports Physicals, Dementia, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Agrawal's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. For her professional training, Dr. Agrawal completed residency programs at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She speaks 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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1825 N Corporate Lakes Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Hermann Stubbe practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Weston, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stubbe include warts, cryotherapy, and breast pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stubbe obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: Warts, Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Type 1 Diabetes, Cellulitis, Herpes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Vincent Avallone Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Flr Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Avallone works as a general internist in Weston, FL. These areas are among Dr. Avallone's clinical interests: diabetes, executive health, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. The average patient rating for Dr. Avallone is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Avallone accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His distinctions include: Castle-Connolly America's Top Physicians and Teacher of the Year in Internal Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Executive Health, Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Robert Piloto's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Piloto is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Piloto 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 Ibero-American University (UNIBE). His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Piloto speaks Spanish. Dr. Piloto is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Diabetes Management, Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Esteban Gallego works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gallego at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gallego is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gallego is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1825 N Corporate Lakes Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Angelica Rodriguez works as a family practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Rodriguez is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, breast pain, and acne. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Perez is an internist. Dr. Perez completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic Florida. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

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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.