We found 14 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Kissimmee, FL.

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Dr. Mohammad Tahir Majid Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Siddiqui sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Milimir D Arsov, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 W Magnolia Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Milimir Arsov is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Arsov is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Medicine. He trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arsov (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Henry Link, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
461 West Oak Street; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Link is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Hospital Jacksonville's residency program. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Link honors.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lazaro Luis Delgado, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Lazaro Delgado is a specialist in adult nephrology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delgado attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital, Aultman Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Delgado's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman is an adult nephrology specialist in Orlando, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Rehman has a special interest in hemodialysis. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rehman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Larranaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Larranaga practices adult nephrology in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Larranaga's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 North John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He practices in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Fernandez attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Circumcision, Hypertension, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Abscess Incision and ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Bhargava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Amit Bhargava's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Bhargava is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Bhargava attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Veronica Dolores Figueroa-Matos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Veronica Figueroa works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Figueroa is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Figueroa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thomas Littell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. John Littell's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Littell accepts. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Littell completed a residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Littell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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Dr. Conrado E Talampas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1506 Village Oak Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Conrado Talampas is an internist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Talampas (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Exam, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Rojas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Alexis Rojas Md; 805-1 E. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Alex Rojas' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rojas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Denardis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Denardis speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark R Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Palazzolo is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Providence Health System's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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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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