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We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein practices adult gastroenterology in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Stein's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Syed Ali Raza Gardezi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1628 Crabb River Road; Suite B
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Syed Gardezi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Gardezi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Gardezi's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 570
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Lam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Lam attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Infections, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1601 Main; Suite 108
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. C. Funsho Fagbohun, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. C. Fagbohun is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fagbohun include diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. Dr. Fagbohun's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fagbohun honors. Dr. Fagbohun's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bryan Jay Blonder, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4911 Sand Hill Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Blonder is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. Dr. Blonder's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Blonder accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Sloan Gordon, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sloan Gordon is a specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: osteomyelitis, sports health, and laser treatment. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Gordon welcomes 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.