We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Belleville, WI.

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Dr. Richard Guy Roberts, JD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21 S Vine Street
Belleville, WI
 

Dr. Richard Roberts is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Roberts attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Roberts takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Roberts has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health) and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Dr. David Michael Deci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21 S Vine Street
Belleville, WI
 

Dr. David Deci specializes in family medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Deci takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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Dr. John W Beasley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 N Nine Mounds Road
Verona, WI
 

Dr. John Beasley's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Beasley's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America. Dr. Beasley is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Jensena M Carlson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1121 Bellwest Boulevard
Belleville, WI
 

Dr. Jensena Carlson specializes in family medicine and practices in Belleville, WI. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). Dr. Carlson graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Jennifer Elizabeth Lochner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21 S Vine Street
Belleville, WI
 

Dr. Jennifer Lochner's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lochner is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). Unfortunately, Dr. Lochner is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Brittany Lynn Alioto
Specializes in Family Medicine
1121 Bellwest Boulevard
Belleville, WI
 

Ms. Brittany Alioto practices family medicine in Belleville, WI. Ms. Alioto's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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