We found 164 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Houston, TX.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Bueso's education and training includes medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Washington Hospital Center. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Bueso has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Morey Haymond specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haymond include diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haymond is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Haymond's residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Karaviti has indicated that her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Karaviti is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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. She has a special interest in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Hwu is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hwu attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Hwu honors 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, Diabetes

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

Dr. Swarna Kamble's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Kamble obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College, Nagpur and performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Yomna Monla is an adult endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Monla accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Monla completed a residency program at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Tres Barrera is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Barrera takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is conversant in 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. She works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. McKay include type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. McKay accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. McKay trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Sisley's practice, she is particularly interested in obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. 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 Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. She 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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Orlander's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. Dr. Orlander is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: 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 endocrinologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ferrer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ferrer's professional 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 is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Bajaj's clinical interests encompass obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistance. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Leo Davidoff Award-Outstanding resident teacher. Dr. Bajaj is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Dr. Gunn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. French is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. French honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Redondo studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Tulloch is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tulloch include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tulloch is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tulloch is 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.
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