We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Katherine Hwu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
940 Clear Lake City Boulevard; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Hwu is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwu accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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, Diabetes

Dr. Phillip Dukeal Kwaiyuen Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Lee works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include diabetes. Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Charles Albert Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mario Assouad, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mario Assouad is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is especially interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Assouad attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, HIV/AIDS, Dialysis

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan 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 a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Frank Ponce is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Ponce has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponce takes. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ponce trained at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ponce is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Zamora is a family medicine physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Zamora include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. Dr. Zamora is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zamora takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at JPS Health Network.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 170
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bay Nguyen sees patients in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general practice, family medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Ulcers, Anemia, Hay Fever, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Dr. Phillip Mark Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Aguilar's area of specialization is family medicine. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated Dr. Aguilar highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar accepts. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Aguilar's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Agraharkar's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Ross, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ross practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, sports health, and laser treatment. Dr. Ross is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ross is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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