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We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Gladstone, MO.

Dr. Amanda Megan Weeks Bell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 270
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Amanda Bell is an adult endocrinology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Bell is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Bell's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Her professional 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: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Thyroid Cancer, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Marina Nicolae Hannen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5501 Nw 62nd Terr; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Marina Hannen is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hannen include second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannen honors. She attended the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She speaks Romanian. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy C Frey, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Frey is a Gladstone, MO physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Carl Philip Weiner, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
101 Nw Englewood Road; Suite 103
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Carl Weiner is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Weiner's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Drogan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Drogan's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Drogan include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He 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. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Drogan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, Internal Medicine
5400 N Oak Trfwy; Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Maturo works as an undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist and wound care specialist in Kansas City, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, minor surgery, and joint injections. On average, patients gave Dr. Maturo a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Maturo is affiliated with Meritas Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5400 N Oak Trfwy; Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Dann Fredrickson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Kansas City, MO. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fredrickson's clinical interests encompass diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fredrickson is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fredrickson has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Stanley Ladell Anderson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5330 North Oak Trafficway; Suite 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Anderson, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. His clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Anderson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson takes. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cecily Anne Clark-Ganheart, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
101 Nw Englewood Road; Suite 103
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Cecily Clark-Ganheart works as a perinatologist. Dr. Clark-Ganheart's clinical interests include amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Premature Babies, High Risk ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
9411 N Oak; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Jurgensmeier works as a family practice physician. Dr. Jurgensmeier is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sports Injuries

Dr. Robert E Dattilio, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Dattilio practices family medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Dattilio's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kenneth Mann is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and preventive care. Dr. Mann is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Janelle Jean Plavchan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 110
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Janelle Lee is a family practitioner. Dr. Lee's clinical interests encompass diabetes, skin issues, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria, Dr. Lee attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2000 Ne Vivion Road; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Braden Dunbar specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dunbar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dunbar's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunization, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
N Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Varaporn Treemaneekarn works as a general internist. Dr. Treemaneekarn accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Treemaneekarn studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Treemaneekarn speaks Thai. Dr. Treemaneekarn is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Treemaneekarn welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Meredith Cindi Levine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5330 North Oak Trafficway; Suite 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Meredith Levine practices family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology in Kansas City, MO. She is especially interested in labor and delivery (childbirth). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levine is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Incontinence, Electrocardiogram, ... (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.