We found 40 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Sheila Gunn practices pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gunn include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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 is an adult endocrinologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Mumbai and then went on to complete her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Subramanian is professionally 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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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mohammed Ansari's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Ford is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ford include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ford is open to new patients. 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.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Headache, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chittaluru is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Her clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chittaluru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chittaluru's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (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). Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Wounds, Hypotension

Specializes in Podiatry
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas is a foot doctor. His clinical interests include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakatsas honors. His training includes a residency program at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bakatsas's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Goel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Olivia Bannan is an internist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bannan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bannan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Edward Chan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chan has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise 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. Dr. Baranowska-Daca attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Subodh Bhuchar is a family practitioner and pediatrician. Dr. Bhuchar is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bhuchar trained at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhuchar include back pain, diabetes, and warts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhuchar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhuchar has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain practices general pediatrics in Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. These areas are among Dr. Hasnain's clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Hasnain's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jianzhang Xu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 202
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jianzhang Xu works as a family medicine physician. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Xu attended Shanghai Second Medical University and Shanghai Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Shetal-Nicholas Nicholas Desai
Specializes in Podiatry
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 350
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. S. Desai specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: diabetes, hammer toe, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine for residency. Patients gave Dr. Desai an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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