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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Zavaleta's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network 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's specialty is family medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Ly graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Ly trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ly takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Alibhai 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. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Via's specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Via is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Via has received professional recognition including the following: 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Wharton, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aly attended Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is an in-network provider 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. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Saira Hirani is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hirani studied medicine at 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. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gary Mason's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Mason's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason accepts. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Mason (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Gary Sheppard practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheppard average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Sistla Krishna specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Krishna graduated from Osmania Medical College. He is professionally 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. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
16701 Creek Bend Drive; #500
Sugar Land, 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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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Alzheimer's Disease, Wounds, Pain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alice Ajim specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ajim honors. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Dilawar Ajani is a general practitioner and general internist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Ajani attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajani 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chan attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Photorefractive ... (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.