We found 53 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Missouri City, TX.

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

Dr. Sheila Gunn practices pediatric endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Gunn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She 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. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Zavaleta attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Zavaleta's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly is an internist and geriatrician. After attending Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school, Dr. Aly completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Aly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Wounds, Hypotension

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

Dr. Nadya Alibhai's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alibhai graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alibhai's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Linda Ly works as a family practitioner. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ly has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care

Dr. Victor Manuel Salcedo, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 570
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Salcedo specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Salcedo is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salcedo takes.

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All Interests: Bronchitis, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Chan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a nephrologist. She is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Podiatry
15200 Southwest Frwy.; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas is a podiatrist. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakatsas accepts. He trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Lam accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Infections, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Elizabeth Via is an internist in Sugar Land, TX. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Via accepts. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Via completed her residency training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Via 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. Geraldine Concepta Gossard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
14023 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Geraldine Gossard is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Gossard accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown sees patients in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Mason's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mason completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Mason has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason takes. Dr. Mason (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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

Dr. Melida Yudit Tellez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Melida Tellez is a family practitioner in Sugar Land, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tellez's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tellez welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land.

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Dr. Glover O.L. Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
138 Eldridge Road; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Glover Johnson is an adult cardiologist in Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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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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