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We found 166 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Bueso trained at Washington Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bueso is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Morey William Haymond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morey Haymond, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haymond include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Haymond has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lefkothea Panayotis Karaviti, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Karaviti's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karaviti honors. Dr. Karaviti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Katherine Hwu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Hwu's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hwu's clinical interests encompass diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwu honors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Swarna Kamble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
560 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Kamble's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Dr. Kamble honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur, she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Yomna Monla is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Monla's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Monla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center.

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Dr. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1709 Dryden; Suite 550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes

Dr. Siripoom Vudhipoom McKay, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
1120 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siripoom McKay specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes. Dr. McKay honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McKay is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Stephanie Renee Sisley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Sisley is a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Sisley's clinical interests: obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Sisley has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Philip Robert Orlander, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Orlander practices adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlander include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Orlander is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Orlander attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Orlander has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Dennis Roy Mendoza Mendoza Ferrer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Ferrer is an adult endocrinology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferrer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ferrer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Mandeep Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1709 Dryden; Suite 1000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mandeep Bajaj specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Bajaj is especially interested in obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistance. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajaj graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Leo Davidoff Award-Outstanding resident teacher.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Sheila Kaye Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin; Ccc 1020.05
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Shannon L French, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon French's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. French is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. French accepts. Dr. French attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Phoenix Children's Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Maria Jose Redondo, MPH, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Redondo's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Redondo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Redondo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Brian Tulloch is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Tulloch's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tulloch accepts. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Tulloch has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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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.