We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Cypress, TX.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9539 Huffmeister
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Veena Watwe is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Watwe obtained her medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Pune and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and bone problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Watwe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Watwe (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

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 foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Raman's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Raman is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anil Sheth works as an adult nephrologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheth include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sheth accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He 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 medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. Dr. Roy is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Roy attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Janette Nguyen's specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Reem Renno practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Renno include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. 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. Dr. Renno attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, warts, and moles. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Tadros graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Assiut University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tadros takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tadros (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Tadros is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chan's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. Her practice is open to 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. In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Keith Huynh specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Huynh is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huynh takes. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Huynh trained at John Sealy Hospital for residency. Dr. Huynh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Specializes in Family Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Huy Nguyen's medical specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, minor surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen's practice 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 a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chatha include prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. Dr. Chatha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Chatha is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Renal Angioplasty, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Ngo is in-network for 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. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Prakash at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prakash graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Dr. Dwivedi's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dwivedi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is open to new patients.

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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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