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We found 163 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti is a pediatric endocrinologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Karaviti attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Karaviti's clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Karaviti accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

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

Dr. Morey Haymond is a pediatric endocrinologist. In his practice, Dr. Haymond focuses on diabetes. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Haymond attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Haymond completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Swarna Kamble is an adult endocrinologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur, she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kamble is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Tres Barrera is an adult endocrinologist in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Barrera trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Gerardo Bueso, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bueso's 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Yuezhen Lin is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Lin's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before performing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Lin attended Fujian Medical University for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Katherine Hwu practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hwu has a special interest in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hwu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Philip Orlander is an endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlander include diabetes and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Mandeep Bajaj practices adult endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Bajaj focuses on obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistance. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Dennis Roy M Mendoza Ferrer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15655 Cypresswoods Medical Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Ferrer specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. Dr. Ferrer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ferrer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Siripoom McKay works as an adult endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. McKay accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sisley include obesity and type 2 diabetes. 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sisley is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Shannon French practices pediatric endocrinology in Houston, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. French is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before completing her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dr. French attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. French accepts. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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

Dr. Sheila Gunn is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gunn attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Kelly L Wirfel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Wirfel specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Wirfel include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wirfel trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Biopsy, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules

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

Dr. Brian Tulloch is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Tulloch is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tulloch is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as 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.