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We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana near Spring, TX.

Dr. Luis Silvio Acosta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adult Nephrology
324 Fm 1960 Road E; #106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Acosta is an adult endocrinology and adult nephrology specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Acosta is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Acosta is a graduate of the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acosta honors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Helen Hyun-Sun Hwang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Lee is a nephrologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Poonawala's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hanif's clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Bursitis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Sardar A Daud Daud Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
714 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sardar Khan is a gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Khan trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Khan has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khan's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Edward Nachimson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7j
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joel Nachimson works as a family medicine physician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nachimson include diabetes. Dr. Nachimson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Nachimson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Tulsidas Siddamallaiah Kuruvanka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Peakwood; #7-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuruvanka include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart failure. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuruvanka accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Kuruvanka attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Kuruvanka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Kuruvanka's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Roderick Davis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1250 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Davis' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His areas of expertise include knee problems, depression, and general care. Dr. Davis's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Davis attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Davis is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Circumcision, Shoulder Problems, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Foley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foley's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gene Forrester specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Forrester attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forrester is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Brenda Kay Peabody, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
411 Lantern Bend; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brenda Peabody is a cardiologist. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Peabody attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Peabody is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Peabody accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Nuclear Scan, Preventive Care, Counseling Services

Dr. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz is a general internist in Houston, TX. She graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramiz include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Ramiz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramiz takes. She is conversant in Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Damian Victorio Chaupin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. He trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaupin's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaupin 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chaupin is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Breast Biopsy, Bursitis, Circumcision, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Blandina Caducoy Sison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Blandina Sison works as a family medicine practitioner in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Sison an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sison include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Sison is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Palmeros-Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Krishna Chundru, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
845 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chundru is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Chundru an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetes, and blepharoplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Chundru attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Chundru (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Diabetes, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (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.