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We found 81 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. These areas are among Dr. Bueso's clinical interests: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Bueso is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bueso takes. Dr. Bueso has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Bueso is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Tulloch is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Tulloch's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Tulloch has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Medhavi Jogi practices adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Jogi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jogi's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Morali Sharma's specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Sharma obtained her medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Sadhu has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadhu include thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadhu honors. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sadhu's practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yomna Monla sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Monla include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Monla's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dale Hamilton's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamilton attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Hamilton an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamilton accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kansara has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kansara include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kansara is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College.

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

Dr. Sonya Khan is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Khan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Munoz's specialties are adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine. He practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Munoz include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munoz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Laila Tabatabai specializes in adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabatabai include obesity, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Tabatabai is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. Dr. Rahman is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Rahman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients.

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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
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Saber's clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Saber average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saber accepts. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saber attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. Dr. Saber (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Methodist 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
7015 Almeda Road; Suite #3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Goel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goel welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glombicki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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. Glombicki has an open panel.

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Dr. Claire Huang-Cao Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5115 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Claire Chang is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. Dr. Chang attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Chang 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.