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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Cypress, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9539 Huffmeister
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Veena Watwe is an endocrinologist. Dr. Watwe's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and bone problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Watwe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Anil U Sheth, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21216 North West Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Anil Sheth sees patients in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Sheth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his residency at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sheth attended Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Sheth's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Redentor Antonio R Romero Roy, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Redentor Roy's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Roy's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Krishna Kumar Raman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 N.w. Freeway; #355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Raman works as a nephrologist. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Raman is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raman accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raman's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dialysis

Dr. Janette Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13203 Fry Road; Suite 800
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Janette Nguyen practices general internal medicine. Dr. Nguyen attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Dr. Ashish Kapoor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 465
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Kapoor's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapoor include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kapoor accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapoor graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Chan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Chan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Reem Ziad Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Professional Building I
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her clinical interests include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renno accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Renno's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Thuan Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nguyen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and moles. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Warts, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Moles

Dr. Magdy Khalil Tadros, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 505
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Magdy Tadros is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Tadros (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Tadros's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Assiut University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Tadros average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tadros honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Rahul Prakash, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Prakash practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Prakash's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prakash's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Dr. Keith Anh Huynh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; #435
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Keith Huynh's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Huynh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Huynh is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Sealy Hospital. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Huynh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Khanh Ngoc Ngo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8955 Highway 6 N; Suite 120
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Khanh Ngo is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ngo is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Dr. Rupinder K Chatha, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rupi Chatha's specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Chatha include prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Chatha performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chatha's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Huy Nguyen's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, minor surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
10720 Barker Cypress
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gunther speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gunther's office for an appointment.

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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.