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We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Peter Wyman Wilson, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Peter Wilson is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wilson attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

Dr. Sol Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sol Jacobs' specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jacobs at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Jacobs accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Patrick Heller Bowen, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Suite 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Patrick Bowen is a specialist in organ transplantation and adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bowen include diabetes and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Bowen (or staff) speaks French and Italian. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Phillip Alton Berry, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
550 Peachtree Street Ne; Emory Midtown Office Tower, Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Phillip Berry works as an endocrinologist in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Berry include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Sabreena Mahmood Basu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sabreena Basu specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Atlanta, GA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basu is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Government Medical College, Srinagar and a graduate of Sisters of Charity Hospital's residency program. Dr. Basu is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Priya Dayamani, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Priya Dayamani sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dayamani include diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Dayamani is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. For her residency, Dr. Dayamani trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, Dr. Dayamani speaks Tamil.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Israel Orija is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Orija attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Orija's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Yoruba. Dr. Orija's professional affiliations include WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Stephen Frederick Brandt, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite A4
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Brandt is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Brandt honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Brandt attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Angela Prakash Prakash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2801 N. Decatur Road; Suite 295
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Angela Griffin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Griffin's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Harold Earl Moore Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2764 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Harold Moore is a family medicine physician in Lithonia, GA and Decatur, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include thyroid problems, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Moore accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Distinguished Alumnus Award, Morehouse School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Donovan Wayne Christie Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2227 Idlewood Road
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Donovan Christie is a general internist and general pediatrician in Atlanta, GA, Tucker, GA, and Dunwoody, GA. Dr. Christie's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Christie completed residency programs at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ANWAN Wellness Medicine Center, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Liza L Hasso, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2233 Peachtree Road Ne; Suite 310
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Liza Hasso specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Atlanta, GA and Sandy Springs, GA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hasso has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Hasso trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hasso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Linda Sue Cannaday Couture, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Linda Couture sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Couture has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Couture include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Couture trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Richard S Gitomer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Peachtree Street Ne; Mot 5
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Richard Gitomer is a general internist in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Gitomer include diabetes, depression, and executive health. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gitomer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Dr. Asha N Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
3 Corporate Square; Suite 130
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Asha Parikh's medical specialty is general practice and general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and depression. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. For her residency, Dr. Parikh trained at Cabrini Medical Center and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes

Dr. Juliet Kottak Mavromatis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
57 Executive Park S; Suite 390
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Juliet Mavromatis' specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and preventive care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mavromatis accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, Dr. Mavromatis (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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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.