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We found 82 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Gerardo M Bueso, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso graduated from the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Medhavi Jogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Medhavi Jogi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Jogi 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. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jogi has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, Pituitary Tumor, Thyroid Biopsy

Dr. Brian Robert Tulloch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Tulloch is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Tulloch is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Tulloch accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yomna Tarek Monla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yomna Monla, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Monla include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Monla attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Morali D Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morali Sharma practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Sharma's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid Biopsy

Dr. Archana Reddy Sadhu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Archana Sadhu works as an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Sadhu include thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Sadhu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sadhu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hypertension, Osteomyelitis, Diabetes, Obesity, Pancreas Problems, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale James Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dale Hamilton's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include diabetes and heart problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamilton is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Abhishek Haresh Kansara, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abhishek Kansara is an adult endocrinologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Kansara average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. Dr. Kansara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sonya Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Khan is an adult endocrinology specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos E Munoz Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Munoz is a specialist in adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine. He works in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munoz 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. Munoz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mohammed Zafer Ansari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari works as an internal medicine hospitalist, adult endocrinologist, and general internist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Ansari is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Laila S Tabatabai, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laila Tabatabai is an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tabatabai's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tabatabai honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Tabatabai attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Bone Problems, Fractures, Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Shah Noor Ur Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rahman's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Rahman's residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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

Dr. Elie Nagib Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Saber average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saber's clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saber graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Goel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.