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We found 86 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Miles's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Miles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Dr. Rose graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rose include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rose takes. 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, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Karnchanasorn honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Karnchanasorn attended medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. She speaks Thai. Dr. Karnchanasorn 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. 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. Dr. Robbins's areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 Endocrinology
Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek - Endocrinology; 8880 Northeast 82nd Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Junping Yang is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Yang is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Yang attended Tongji University Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health and Mosaic Life Care.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Julia Rodica Broussard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Julia Broussard practices pediatric endocrinology in Kansas City, MO. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Broussard accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Broussard attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Insulin Resistance, Bone Problems

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

Dr. Rajib Bhattacharya's medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bhattacharya attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya is conversant in Bengali. 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. 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 is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. These areas are among Dr. Eck's clinical interests: pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eck accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Eck graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then Dr. Eck performed Dr. Eck's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Eck is professionally 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. Naim Gustavo Del Carmen Mitre Calderon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Naim Mitre works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitre takes. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cook County Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Growth Problems

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

Dr. Leland Graves' specialty is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graves include pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Graves has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Angela L Turpin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Angela Turpin's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Turpin 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: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Wayne V Moore, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Wayne Moore's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Moore honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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

Dr. Ioannis Papagiannis is an adult endocrinologist in Kansas City, KS. He speaks Greek. His clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Papagiannis is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papagiannis honors.

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

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Dr. Figen Ugrasbul-Eksinar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Figen Ugrasbul-Eksinar's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ugrasbul-Eksinar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Ugrasbul-Eksinar attended medical school at Marmara University School of Medicine.

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

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Dr. Matthew Maximilian Feldt, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Feldt specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Kansas City, MO. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, Dr. Feldt attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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Dr. Yun Yan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Yun Yan, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Yan attended Henan Medical University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Adrenal Disorders

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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.