We found 10 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian practices adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, she performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Subramanian's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Subramanian accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Marjorie Broussard's area of specialization is family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic. Dr. Broussard takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Broussard attended medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. Dr. Broussard speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Velasco's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velasco takes. Dr. Velasco welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Velasco completed his residency training at Catholic Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Sheth is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and residency at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sheth takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Raman has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raman takes. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Raman (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Raman welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Titus Venyah works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Venyah's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21238 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Basti Thampoe specializes in general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, obesity, and preventive care. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thampoe takes. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Thampoe welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Diaz practices family medicine. Dr. Diaz has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz takes. 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. Rahul Prakash, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21720 Kingsland Boulevard; 308
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Prakash's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Prakash has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Prakash include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Prakash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Iyad Radwan sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are vascular surgery, general internal medicine, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Radwan include warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Radwan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine.

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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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