We found 42 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Sheila Gunn is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Dr. Gunn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian practices adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, she performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Subramanian's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Subramanian accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 330 Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arindam Bandyopadhyay works as an endocrinologist in Sugar Land, TX. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Bandyopadhyay takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Mohammed Zafer Ansari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari specializes in adult hospital medicine, adult endocrinology, and general internal medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Ansari attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15200 S. Us 59 Highway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Cathlyn Anderson's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Nagasudha Naga Chittaluru, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Chittaluru graduated from Kakatiya Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Chittaluru average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. Dr. Chittaluru welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Donald Ford, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ford's specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ford 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. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ford welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Headache, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Aly include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Aly is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Aly welcomes 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
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Baranowska-Daca studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
16701 Creek Bend Drive; #500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Venyah's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Subodh Kumar Bhuchar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Subodh Bhuchar is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. His clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and warts. Dr. Bhuchar has a 2.5 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. Bhuchar honors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhuchar is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Physical Exams, Neck Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Goel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a general pediatrician. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hasnain completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasnain include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Patient ratings for Dr. Hasnain average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hasnain accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Chan is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chan trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aman Jafar is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Jafar include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jafar 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 professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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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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