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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. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Marjorie Broussard is a family practice physician. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Zulia School of Medicine, Dr. Broussard completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She 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's specialty is adult nephrology. The average patient rating for Dr. Velasco is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Velasco's clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Velasco's practice is open to new patients. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete his residency at Catholic Medical Center. He speaks 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 is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. Before performing his residency at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sheth attended Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Sheth's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Sheth is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raman include 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 is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. He is 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

Dr. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
23510 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 101
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Venyah has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Genesys Regional Medical Center's residency program.

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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 is a family practice physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Diaz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Diaz's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lam include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam honors. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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

Dr. Basti Julian Thampoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21238 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Basti Thampoe's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and preventive care. Dr. Thampoe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thampoe speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Rahul Prakash is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Prakash include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Prakash is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prakash takes. Dr. Prakash's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Iyad K Radwan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Thoracic Surgery
21324 Provincial Boulevard; Suite B
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Iyad Radwan works as a vascular surgeon, general internist, and thoracic surgeon in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Radwan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Radwan's office for an appointment. 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.