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We found 71 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. John McKnight Miles, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Miles' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Miles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Miles's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Candice Elizabeth Allen, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Candice Rose's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Dr. Rose include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Rose is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Rose is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Rudruidee Karnchanasorn, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rudruidee Karnchanasorn works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Karnchanasorn's areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She is conversant in Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. David C Robbins, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Robbins is a medical specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Robbins takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Junping Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology
Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek - Endocrinology; 8880 Northeast 82nd Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Junping Yang is an internal medicine hospitalist and adult endocrinologist. Dr. Yang's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Tongji University Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Yang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carondelet Health and Mosaic Life Care.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Rajib Kumar Bhattacharya, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; M.s. 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rajib Bhattacharya, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Bhattacharya's areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bhattacharya speaks Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Leigh Marie Eck, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Leigh Eck practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Eck's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eck is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing Dr. Eck's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Eck attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Eck accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Leland Graves III, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Leland Graves, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Graves is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Ioannis G Papagiannis, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ioannis Papagiannis' specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Papagiannis accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He speaks Greek. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chokrungvaranon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Chokrungvaranon takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chokrungvaranon is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Arpeta Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Arpeta Gupta specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Kansas City, MO. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gupta graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Maria Gomes' specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Gomes is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Goa Medical College. Dr. Gomes honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Madhuri Gangasani Gangasani, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3901 Rainbow Bvld; Ku Medical Center Department of Ob/g
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Madhuri Reddy's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and vaginal problems. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Reddy performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Herpes, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marium Holland Holland, MPH, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2028, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Marium Holland's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include diabetes, premature babies, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Holland takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Holland is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Rita M Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Rita Hyde works as an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Hyde's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Hyde attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Hyde a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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.