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 practices adult endocrinology in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Wilson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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's areas of specialization are organ transplantation and adult endocrinology. Dr. Bowen (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. In Dr. Bowen's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Bowen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowen takes.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Phillip Alton Berry, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
550 Peachtree Street Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Phillip Berry is an adult endocrinologist. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Berry include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil. These areas are among Dr. Dayamani's clinical interests: diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She attended Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Dayamani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sabreena Basu is an endocrinologist in Atlanta, GA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basu's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar, she performed her residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Israel Orija works as an endocrinologist. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Orija attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Orija is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Orija accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Yoruba. He is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brandt include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Dr. Brandt 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. Donovan Wayne Christie Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2227 Idlewood Road
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Donovan Christie's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Christie include menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Christie trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Christie is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include ANWAN Wellness Medicine Center, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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

Dr. Liza Hasso's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hasso takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hasso attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Hasso (or staff) speaks 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. Angela Prakash Prakash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2801 N. Decatur Road; Suite 295
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Angela Griffin specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Griffin is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Griffin is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Harold Moore's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Moore include thyroid problems, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Moore takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Moore has received professional recognition including the following: Distinguished Alumnus Award, Morehouse School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Linda Couture works as a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Couture average 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Couture is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Couture 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. Chukwudi Uchegbu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1350 Montreal Road; Suite 200
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu works as an internist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Uchegbu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and a graduate of St. John's Episcopal Hospital's residency program. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Uchegbu is professionally affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Robert S Kaufmann, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Robert Kaufmann is a general internist. He is especially interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kaufmann is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kaufmann attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kaufmann has received distinctions including Atlanta's Top Doctors; Atlanta Magazine; and Horizon Award, Alzheimer's Association.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Richard Gitomer's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and executive health. Dr. Gitomer is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Gitomer attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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