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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' medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomes accepts. She studied medicine at Goa Medical College. Dr. Gomes is professionally 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 practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hyde is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hyde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the following distinction: 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 sees patients in Shawnee Mission, KS. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Weinhold attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Weinhold is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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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. Dr. Al-Hihi attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Hihi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Al-Hihi speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Micholee Polsak's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Polsak's clinical interests include migraine, depression, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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. Gerald R Oliver, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12210 West 87th Street
Lenexa, KS
 

Dr. Gerald Oliver works as a family practitioner in Lenexa, KS. 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. In his practice, Dr. Oliver focuses on general care. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Oliver's professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts practices general pediatrics. Dr. Pitts's clinical interests include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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

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 sees patients in Overland Park, KS. His medical specialty is family medicine. He has a special interest in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Sullivan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sullivan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sullivan attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Anne L Jones, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Anne Jones' specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and disc problems. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stebbins takes. Dr. Stebbins is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stebbins's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her professional 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. Virginia A Campbell, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6511 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Virginia Campbell is a family medicine practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell's clinical interests include cryotherapy, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Dr. Campbell is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ebersole-Robinson include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ebersole-Robinson accepts. Dr. Ebersole-Robinson obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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 specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. James Allen works as a general internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Allen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

Dr. Michael Lewis' specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewis include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.