We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Miami, FL.

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Dr Hernan R Baquerizo MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 1.29 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Baquerizo has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr Misha Denham DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2695 S Le Jeune Road; Suite 203
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Misha Denham, who practices in Miami, FL, Miami Beach, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Denham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Dr. Denham is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patients rated Dr. Denham highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Graves Disease, Postmenopause, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Therapy, Thyro ... (Read more)

Dr Edward L Reid II FACE MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
147 Alhambra Circle; Suite 111
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Edward Reid practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Reid's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Reid focuses on diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Reid performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Neerja Agrawal MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL

Dr. Neerja Agrawal is an adult nephrology specialist in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Agrawal is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agrawal include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. For her residency, Dr. Agrawal trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agrawal honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Inj ... (Read more)

Gaspar A Barreto Torrella MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
11251 Nw 20 Street; Suite 103
Doral, FL

Dr. Gaspar Barreto specializes in adult nephrology. He attended Carlos J. Finlay Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Camaguey and then went on to complete his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System. Dr. Barreto has a special interest in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barreto include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Amalia Mercedes Landa Galindez MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.65 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Landa-Galindez is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Landa-Galindez's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She 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. Dr. Landa-Galindez studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Postmenopause, Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Thera ... (Read more)

Pedro R Caro MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL

Dr. Pedro Caro's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Caro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. Dr. Caro is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Migraine, Spider Veins, Snoring, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Osnat Shmueli
Specializes in Family Medicine
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL

Dr. Osnat Shmueli specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Shmueli is conversant in Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shmueli include diabetes, obesity, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shmueli accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Migraine, Carpal ... (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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