We found 9 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. Misha Denham, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2695 S Le Jeune Road; Suite 203
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Misha Denham specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denham is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Denham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Dr. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3661 S Miami Avenue; #505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Baquerizo at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Baquerizo's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Edward L Reid II, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
147 Alhambra Circle; Suite 111
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Edward Reid is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Dr. Reid is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Reid attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Neerja Agrawal is an adult nephrology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Agrawal's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Agrawal is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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

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Dr. Jose David Morgan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Jose Morgan's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morgan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gaspar Alejandro Barreto Torrella, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11251 Nw 20 Street; Suite 103
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Gaspar Barreto works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Barreto is a graduate of Carlos J. Finlay Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Camaguey. His training includes a residency program at VA Caribbean Healthcare System. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Barreto has received professional recognition including the following: 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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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Patients gave Dr. Landa-Galindez an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Landa-Galindez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Caro studied medicine at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. Dr. Caro speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Osnat Shmueli works as a family practice physician in Miami, FL. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Shmueli attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shmueli include diabetes, obesity, and migraine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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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