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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, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Gunn's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is 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. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. She welcomes new patients.

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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 Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari works as an internal medicine hospitalist, adult endocrinologist, and general internist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Ansari is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Cathlyn Anderson's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes. She accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
16605 Sw Freeway, #330; Medical Office Building 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arindam Bandyopadhyay is an endocrinologist. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is especially interested in diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of 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 is an internist. Dr. Chittaluru is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. 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. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the distinction of Internal Medicine - Board Certified. Dr. Chittaluru is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. C. Ford's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ford average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ford studied medicine 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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Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirani accepts. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of 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. Subodh Kumar Bhuchar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Subodh Bhuchar practices family medicine and general pediatrics in Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. His training includes residency programs at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Bhuchar's clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and warts. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhuchar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhuchar's practice 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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise 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. Dr. Goel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Goel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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. Edward Kai-Wah Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway; 6 Ste B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chan 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's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Venyah has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Genesys Regional Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Syed Gardezi practices general internal medicine in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardezi include diabetes. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. Dr. Hasnain's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hasnain has an open panel.

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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 in Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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.