We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
855 Montgomery Street; Patient Care Center 3rd Floor
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Craig Spellman sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Odessa, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Spellman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Spellman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Ira Marc Epstein, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ira Epstein practices adult nephrology in North Richland Hills, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 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. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Epstein welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandramohan G Mudaliar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
122o Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandramohan Mudaliar's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from Stanley Medical College. Dr. Mudaliar's residency was performed at Cabrini Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and Methodist Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Mudaliar's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Abdul Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez practices adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. These areas are among Dr. Hafeez's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Hafeez's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1315 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Frood Eelani's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Eelani include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Eelani is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rezaie include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nishant Bachubhai Jalandhara, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Nishant Jalandhara is a specialist in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jalandhara include diabetes and kidney problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jalandhara (or staff) speaks Hindi. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Wesley Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
650 St. Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adebola Olatunji practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olatunji include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and residency at The Dudley Group of Hospitals.

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All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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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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