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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Bueso's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Bueso attended medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bueso has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Morali Sharma's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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. Sharma welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sharma attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Yomna Monla's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monla include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Monla is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Archana Sadhu specializes in adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sadhu's clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sadhu is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Brian Tulloch practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tulloch has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Tulloch an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabatabai include obesity, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Tabatabai completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tabatabai is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leah Folb is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Folb is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Folb's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abhishek Kansara is an adult endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kansara include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kansara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kansara accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kansara attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College.

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

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

Dr. Mohammed Ansari is an adult endocrinologist and general internist. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, paget's disease, and pituitary tumor. 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Galactorrhea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dale Hamilton works as an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hamilton has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamilton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Medhavi Jogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2260
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Medhavi Jogi is an adult endocrinology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jogi's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. 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. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jogi has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carlos Munoz's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munoz is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Bhargavi Patham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhargavi Patham practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Dr. Patham is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College, Kottayam and performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Patham is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Leroy Baxter III, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Baxter sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Baxter takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Baxter graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Panic Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Syed Rahman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rahman graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rahman's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Elie Saber is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saber takes. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). His practice 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.
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