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We found 17 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 works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Watwe (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Watwe's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and bone problems. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Watwe attended B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Watwe is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Sheth's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. 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. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sheth completed residency programs at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Roy trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Roy include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roy accepts. Dr. Roy 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raman's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Lisa Lai Jen Chan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Chan obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Reem Renno works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Renno include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ashish Kapoor is an internist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kapoor has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional 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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Dr. Thuan Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and moles. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Keith Huynh sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Huynh has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at John Sealy Hospital for residency. Dr. Huynh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Huynh is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Magdy Tadros is a family medicine physician. Dr. Tadros's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Assiut University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tadros completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tadros (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Huy Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Huy Nguyen's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: warts, minor surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He 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. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rupinder Chatha is an adult nephrology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chatha include prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. Dr. Chatha is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Chatha completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Khanh Ngo is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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

Dr. Rahul Prakash sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prakash include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prakash honors. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College.

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

Dr. Ajit Dwivedi, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ajit Dwivedi's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Dwivedi is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dwivedi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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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.