We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Ira Epstein is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Epstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Alliance. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Epstein is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program.

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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is conversant in Tamil. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mudaliar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Mudaliar attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mudaliar completed residency programs at Cabrini Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mudaliar's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Nishant Jalandhara's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Jalandhara (or staff) speaks Hindi. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jalandhara include diabetes and kidney problems. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Wesley Healthcare, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Jalandhara attended medical school at Pramukh Swami Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Abdul Hafeez's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Hafeez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. 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. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Hafeez's professional affiliations include Medical City 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: 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 is an internist. Dr. Eelani's areas of expertise include the following: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Eelani attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Eelani speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Eelani is accepting new patients.

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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
1650 West Rosedale; Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie has a special interest in diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rezaie's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Adebola Olatunji is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Olatunji honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences, he performed his 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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