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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gunn attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. She 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Katy, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Subramanian is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Subramanian attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider 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 Dr. Subramanian's office for an appointment.

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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 in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ansari takes. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Cathlyn Anderson's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
16605 Sw Freeway, #330; Medical Office Building 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arindam Bandyopadhyay practices adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bandyopadhyay include diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bandyopadhyay attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata.

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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 practices general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chittaluru's clinical interests: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 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. Chittaluru accepts. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. Dr. Chittaluru welcomes 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Chan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Saira Hirani works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hirani 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hirani's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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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 specialties are family medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhuchar's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes, and warts. 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's education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at 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. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goel welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. C. Ford practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ford include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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. Dr. Ford's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from 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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Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is a nephrologist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca 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: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Ali Raza Gardezi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Syed Gardezi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Gardezi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Gardezi's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hasnain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave Dr. Venyah a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Venyah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Bhagwat Purushottam Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creekwood Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel works as an internist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for 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. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency.

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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.