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We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Silver near Beaver Dam, WI.

Dr. Seth Mathew Barudin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Obstetrics
705 S University Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Seth Barudin's specialties are family medicine and obstetrics. He practices in Beaver Dam, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Dr. Barudin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Unfortunately, Dr. Barudin is not accepting new patients at this time. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee.

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Dr. Joann K Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
705 South University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Joann Lee's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Dr. Lee attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Carmel Health System for residency. Dr. Lee accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sharon L Haase, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
705 South University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Sharon Haase's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Haase's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She has received the following distinction: Haase Earns Laureate Award from American College of Physicians. Dr. Haase's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Joel D Miller, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
705 S. University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Joel Miller practices general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Miller attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Unfortunately, Dr. Miller is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Amy J Muchow, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
705 S. University Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Amy Muchow's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Muchow's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Her professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Dr. Muchow is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her professional training, Dr. Muchow completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Dr. John E Lambert, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
705 S University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. John Lambert practices family medicine in Beaver Dam, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Lambert include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). He studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Paul R McMillan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
705 S University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Paul McMillan is a family medicine practitioner in Beaver Dam, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. McMillan include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McMillan accepts.

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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.