We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity near Blue Springs, MO.

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Dr. Renato Mendoza Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Renato Sandoval is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sandoval's clinical interests include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid cancer. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandoval honors. Dr. Sandoval speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. William V Andrews, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 245
Independence, MO
 

Dr. William Andrews is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. The average patient rating for Dr. Andrews is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Kathleen A Alm, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 245
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Kathleen Alm's specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Alm is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. John Joseph Connolly III, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Connolly specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. Dr. Connolly takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Connolly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Dr. Jennifer J Patterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Patterson is an Independence, MO physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Patterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centerpoint Medical Center and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO). She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Patterson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh Dutt Chandra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Mahesh Chandra's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chandra's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Pamela S Maben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Pamela Maben's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Maben include thyroid problems, anemia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Maben has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Maben trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth A Andes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Andes' specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, depression, and female incontinence. Patient reviews placed Dr. Andes at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Andes attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Centerpoint Medical Center and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Karmel L Carothers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karmel Carothers works as an internist. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. Dr. Carothers honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Breast Pain, Ear Pain, Immunotherapy, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ibrahim A Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400 B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad takes. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health, Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO), and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Ammon L Verdught, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Ammon Verdught specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lees Summit, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Verdught average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdught include diabetes, diabetes management, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Verdught is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Marjon M Gillbanks, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Marjon Gillbanks is an Independence, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillbanks attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Bruce D Scully, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite A
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Scully works as a family medicine practitioner in Blue Springs, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Scully average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. Dr. Scully takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County's residency program. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Louis A Orlando, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Louis Orlando specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Independence, MO. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Orlando attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orlando include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Orlando speaks Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Dr. Jason B Bergman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17421 Medical Center Parkway
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jason Bergman is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Bergman's clinical interests: thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Bergman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Vinod N Velakaturi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Vinod Velakaturi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Velakaturi's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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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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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