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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 works as an endocrinologist. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Bell's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell honors. Her 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: 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 works as a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hannen include second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Hannen attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures. Dr. Hannen is conversant in Romanian.

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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 sees patients in Gladstone, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Frey accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with 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. Robert W Drogan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Drogan's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Drogan's areas of expertise include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing 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, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drogan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maturo include diabetes, minor surgery, and joint injections. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Maturo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Lung Problems, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Joint ... (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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Weiner's clinical interests include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Weiner is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Dann Fredrickson is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Fredrickson has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Fredrickson include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fredrickson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Anderson studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Clark-Ganheart include amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Clark-Ganheart attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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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's specialty is family medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jurgensmeier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Jurgensmeier honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Dattilio is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dattilio is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 an internist in North Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include diabetes and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mann honors. He graduated from the University of Kansas 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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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Meredith Levine is a family practice physician and general OB/GYN in Kansas City, MO. She attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She has a special interest in labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Levine's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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)

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

Dr. Janelle Lee specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, MO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria, Dr. Lee attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, skin issues, and women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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 General Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
N Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Varaporn Treemaneekarn specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Treemaneekarn speaks Thai. Dr. Treemaneekarn is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Treemaneekarn studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Treemaneekarn trained at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center for Dr. Treemaneekarn's residency. Dr. Treemaneekarn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Treemaneekarn's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Braden Dunbar's area of specialization is family medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dunbar is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. She has an open panel.

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

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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.