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We found 27 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Shawnee Mission, KS.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8901 W 74th Street; Suite 269
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Maria Gomes specializes in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gomes is a graduate of Goa Medical College. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Rita M Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13204 W. 72nd Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Rita Hyde's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyde is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hyde has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela May Weinhold, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Pamela Weinhold's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Weinhold's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinhold's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy practices general internal medicine. Dr. McGreevy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald R Oliver, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12210 West 87th Street
Lenexa, KS
 

Dr. Gerald Oliver practices family medicine in Lenexa, KS. He has a special interest in general care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oliver at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Oliver's professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Dr. Charles M Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
College Park Family Care Center - Overland Park; 10100 West 119th Street Suite 150
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Charles Sullivan is a family practice physician in Overland Park, KS. He has a special interest in general care. Patients gave Dr. Sullivan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sullivan honors. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi is a general internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Al-Hihi is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Micholee Beth Emerson, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Micholee Polsak is an internist in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include migraine, depression, and athlete's foot. Dr. Polsak is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Polsak is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Gastritis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne L Jones, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Anne Jones practices general internal medicine in Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and disc problems. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danielle R Stebbins, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Danielle Stebbins specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Shawnee Mission, KS. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Stebbins's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stebbins honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Pap Test, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Allen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. James Allen practices general internal medicine in Shawnee Mission, KS. His clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virginia A Campbell, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6511 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Virginia Campbell's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: cryotherapy, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Campbell has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Campbell attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maiko G Ebersole Robinson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4810 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Maiko Ebersole-Robinson's specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ebersole-Robinson completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Gene Ta-Chung Lee, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2028, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gene Lee's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts.

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All Interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Amenorrhea, Paracentesis, Cervix Problems, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Luverne Lewis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Michael Lewis is a general pediatrician in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewis include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewis honors. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read 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.