We found 69 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 an adult endocrinology specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Miles accepts 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). His 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. David C Robbins, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Robbins' area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Robbins graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. These areas are among his clinical interests: type 2 diabetes, graves disease, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robbins 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. 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 practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Rose's clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, graves disease, and thyroid cancer. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Rose's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She 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. 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 an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Karnchanasorn's clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Karnchanasorn speaks Thai.

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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. Dr. Papagiannis is conversant in Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Papagiannis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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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 an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include type 2 diabetes, graves disease, and thyroid cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks 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. Leland Graves III, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Leland Graves practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Graves's clinical interests include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Graves 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. 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 physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Eck's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Eck accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Chokrungvaranon takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chokrungvaranon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Hyde average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hyde include 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 an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hyde completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deborah Hall specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Westwood, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include 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 an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Hall performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Mark David Wetzel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mark Wetzel works as a general internist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Wetzel attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wetzel include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Wetzel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Wetzel is conversant in German. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Holland include diabetes, premature babies, and high risk pregnancy. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Holland graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Holland trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Shelley B 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. Her clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Bhattacharya 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. Marina Nicolae Hannen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Marina Hannen is a specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian. Dr. Hannen's clinical interests include second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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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