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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Watwe (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watwe include diabetes, thyroid problems, and bone problems. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Watwe is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheth takes. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Dr. Sheth's training includes residency programs at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. Dr. Roy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Krishna Raman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raman is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Raman is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Raman (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Nguyen attended American University of the Caribbean School 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. Nguyen takes. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lisa Chan practices general internal medicine in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. These areas are among Dr. Chan's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Chan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. 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. Renno studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kapoor's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapoor 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. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Kapoor 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Nguyen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and moles. He 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. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at John Sealy Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Huynh has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Huynh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Huynh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. He is 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' specialty is family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Tadros's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tadros honors. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Assiut University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tadros trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tadros (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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 a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Prakash has a special interest in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Prakash welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Huy Nguyen works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include 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 accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rupi Chatha's area of specialization is nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chatha include prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. Dr. Chatha accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chatha's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Khanh Ngo's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Ajit Dwivedi works as a family practice physician. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dwivedi is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dwivedi accepts 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 his 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.