We found 23 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Shawnee Mission, KS.

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 is a general internist in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGreevy attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Amenorrhea, Paracentesis, Cervix Problems, Immunization, ... (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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Al-Hihi's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Maiko Ebersole-Robinson's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ebersole-Robinson include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ebersole-Robinson accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Illness, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Beth Mason, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Medical Office Building - Level 4 Pod B, The University of Kansas P.
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rachel Mason sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Mason completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Her areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone diseases. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Bone Pain, Long Term Care, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Micholee Beth Emerson, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Micholee Polsak is an internist in Kansas City, KS. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Polsak trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Polsak's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, depression, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Pamela Weinhold is a Shawnee Mission, KS physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinhold include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Weinhold 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. Weinhold's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Melinda A Roney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Melinda Roney is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Roney has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roney include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward F Ellerbeck, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Edward Ellerbeck works as a general internist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Ellerbeck's areas of expertise include warts, drug allergy, and anoscopy. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Ellerbeck attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Drug Allergy, Anoscopy, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Allen works as an internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Allen performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Anne Jones' specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include prostate problems, warts, and disc problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Jones attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete her 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 accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Pitts is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Danielle Stebbins works as a general internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Stebbins's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Virginia Campbell's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Campbell include restless leg syndrome, cryosurgery, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Campbell has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Rebecca Wangechi Opole, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rebecca Opole specializes in general internal medicine. She attended the University of Nairobi School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Clinical interests for Dr. Opole include drug allergy, athlete's foot, and wheezing. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Opole speaks Swahili. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Courtney S Rhudy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Courtney Rhudy is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rhudy include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), general care, and diabetes. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Heartburn, Tetanus Shot, Immunization, Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Patient Education, ... (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.
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