We found 43 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 pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Gunn 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Subramanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patient reviews placed Dr. Subramanian at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Subramanian is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Arindam Bandyopadhyay's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bandyopadhyay has a special interest in diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bandyopadhyay accepts. He studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Bandyopadhyay's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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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, endocrinologist, and general internist. Dr. Ansari's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ansari is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. His residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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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, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru is an internist in Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chittaluru include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Chittaluru honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the distinction of Internal Medicine - Board Certified.

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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 specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Ford is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Namrata Goel works as an adult nephrologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

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. Dr. Aly's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aly accepts. 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. Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Aly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She 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. Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Olivia Martinez Bannan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 202
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Olivia Bannan specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bannan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bannan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Edward Chan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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 practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Baranowska-Daca studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Bhuchar attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhuchar include back pain, diabetes, and warts. Patient ratings for Dr. Bhuchar average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bhuchar is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Titus Venyah's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Venyah's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Venyah attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain specializes in general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Hasnain trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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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