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

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Subramanian graduated from the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and then 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Subramanian's 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bandyopadhyay include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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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 is an internal medicine hospitalist, adult endocrinologist, and general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ansari attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ansari honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Cathlyn Anderson specializes in adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Anderson focuses on diabetes. She 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. She studied medicine 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 anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. Dr. Chittaluru is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She studied medicine at Kakatiya Medical College. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She has an open panel.

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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 areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ford average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ford include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ford welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 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
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
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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Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, 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. 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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Dr. Subodh Kumar Bhuchar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Subodh Bhuchar's areas of specialization are family medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhuchar include back pain, diabetes, and warts. Dr. Bhuchar 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 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. Dr. Bhuchar's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Namrata Goel practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Goel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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 pediatrician in Sugar Land, TX, Richmond, TX, and Houston, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasnain include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). The average patient rating for Dr. Hasnain is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hasnain's professional affiliations include 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 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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Dr. Aman Ali Jafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aman Jafar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. Dr. Jafar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jafar 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 has an open panel. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College.

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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.