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. Dr. Miles takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Miles's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic.

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

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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 specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Rose's areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rose completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She 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 is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Karnchanasorn's areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karnchanasorn honors. After completing medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Dr. Karnchanasorn performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She speaks 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' specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Dr. Robbins include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robbins honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Robbins attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Robbins 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. 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 a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in diabetes. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang accepts. Dr. Yang graduated from Tongji University Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Bhattacharya is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya accepts. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. In addition to English, he 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 in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eck include pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eck takes. Dr. Eck attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Eck's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Eck 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. Leland Graves III, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Leland Graves is an adult endocrinology specialist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Graves's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Graves is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Kansas City, KS. He speaks Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Papagiannis include metabolic bone disease, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and type 2 diabetes. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. 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 accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Chokrungvaranon has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Arpeta Gupta's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gupta obtained her medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Maria Gomes is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomes takes. Dr. Gomes is a graduate of Goa Medical College. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhattacharya graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks French and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, premature babies, and high risk pregnancy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hyde takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hyde 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Deborah Hall is a Westwood, KS physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hall's clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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