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We found 62 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Sheila Kaye Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
15400 Southwest Freeway; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Gunn's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Jose Fernando Zavaleta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Zavaleta specializes in adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Zavaleta a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zavaleta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Problems, Mammogram, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Linda Lan Anh Ly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Meyerland Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Ly is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Ly is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ly has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care

Dr. Nadyabanu Abdulmalik Alibhai, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7010 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Alibhai is an internist in Missouri City, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Alibhai is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Gary Jerome Sheppard, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Sheppard works as an internist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Sheppard is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Frwy; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirani accepts. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sistla Bala Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 805
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sistla Krishna's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Torres Torres, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Via practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Via's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Via has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Mammogram, Weight Management, Diabetes

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilawar Ajani, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dilawar Ajani's areas of specialization are general practice and general internal medicine. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Ajani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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 is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Gynecological Problems, Stress EKG, Pap Test, Mammogram

Dr. Edward Kai-Wah Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway; 6 Ste B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetes, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ajim's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary I Mason, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 934
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Mason, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mason include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mason trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Mason (or staff) speaks Chinese and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
16701 Creek Bend Drive; #500
Sugar Land, 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. Geraldine Concepta Gossard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
14023 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Geraldine Gossard is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Gossard graduated from National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Menopause, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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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.