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We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage near Katy, TX.

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1450 W Grand Parkway S; Suite G-190
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian is an adult endocrinology specialist in Katy, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Subramanian is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Subramanian attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Subramanian's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Marjorie Andreina Garcia Fonseca, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23000 Highland Knolls Drive
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Marjorie Broussard's specialty is family medicine. She takes 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 the University of Zulia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Broussard speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Ariel Morales Velasco, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
1331 Grand Parkway; Suite #320
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ariel Velasco works as an adult nephrologist. After completing medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Dr. Velasco performed his residency at Catholic Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Velasco honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Velasco's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Anil U Sheth, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
1331 West Grand Parkway North; Suite 320
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Sheth practices adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Sheth honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Sheth attended Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Krishna Kumar Raman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21720 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 308
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Raman is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Raman studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Raman is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dialysis

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
23510 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 101
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave Dr. Venyah a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Venyah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Thomas Guerra Diaz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 345
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Diaz sees patients in Katy, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Diaz a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 575
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Lam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Lam attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Infections, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Rahul Prakash, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21720 Kingsland Boulevard; 308
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Prakash works as a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Prakash's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prakash studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21238 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Basti Thampoe's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Thampoe is conversant in Telugu. Clinical interests for Dr. Thampoe include diabetes, obesity, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Thampoe 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 has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Preventive Care, Weight Loss

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Thoracic Surgery
21324 Provincial Boulevard; Suite B
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Iyad Radwan practices vascular surgery, general internal medicine, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Radwan include warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya 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. Radwan honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.