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We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Subramanian graduated from the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and then 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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 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, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Zulia School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Broussard is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. J. Rick Adams, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
21700 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 201
Katy, TX
 

Dr. J. Adams' specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Adams is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Ariel Velasco's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Velasco average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel. Dr. Velasco graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Velasco is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Sheth's areas of expertise include the following: 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, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sheth completed residency programs at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Joshua Chad Defriece, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
29320 Katy Freeway; Suite 500
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Defriece's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Defriece attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Defriece is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Banner Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Krishna Raman's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raman's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Venyah is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Dr. Venyah attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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Dr. Mukesh Natverlal Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Mehta works as an internist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. 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. He welcomes new patients. He attended M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at North General Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Eyes Over Texas Eye Peck Care, P.A., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21318 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Randolph Whitford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Whitford's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Whitford's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Alvarez's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Her clinical interests include knee problems, warts, and menopause. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for 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 and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Alvarez is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Basti Thampoe specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Thampoe include diabetes, obesity, and preventive care. Dr. Thampoe 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. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Thampoe is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. William Alexander Currie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21700 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 201
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William Currie's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Currie is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Memory Loss

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

Dr. Thomas Diaz's area of specialization is family medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Diaz's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kalapatapu's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Dr. Edward Fred Bartsch, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
5207 East 5th
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Edward Bartsch is a Katy, TX physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Before completing his residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Bartsch attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bartsch is rated highly by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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.