We found 162 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Houston, TX.

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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. Lefkothea Panayotis Karaviti, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Karaviti average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karaviti include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Karaviti studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

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

Dr. Morey Haymond is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haymond include diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Haymond has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Sisley is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sisley include obesity and type 2 diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sisley completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Katherine Hwu's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hwu include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Hwu is professionally 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. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Philip Orlander's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Orlander's clinical interests: diabetes and thyroid problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Orlander's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Dennis Ferrer specializes in adult endocrinology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. Dr. Ferrer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Siripoom Vudhipoom McKay, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siripoom McKay's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKay include type 2 diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. McKay attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Yuezhen Lynda Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
18200 Katy Freeway (i-10 & Barker Cypress)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuezhen Lin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Lin attended medical school at Fujian Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Lin trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sheila K Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. French is especially interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. French is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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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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. Jongoh Kimberly, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jongoh Kim specializes in adult endocrinology. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. He trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for his residency. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity

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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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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