We found 75 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Swarna Kamble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Kamble is an adult endocrinology specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamble accepts. Dr. Kamble studied medicine at Government Medical College, Nagpur. Her residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

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 is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gunn 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.

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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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. 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. These areas are among Dr. Subramanian's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Subramanian takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Arindam Bandyopadhyay is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is especially interested in diabetes. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Bandyopadhyay's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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's specialties are adult hospital medicine, adult endocrinology, and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Ansari attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. 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 welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include diabetes. Dr. Anderson 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 attended medical school 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Chittaluru's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Chittaluru include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittaluru honors. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Ford sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ford include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ford 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. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jagjit Singh Khairah, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jagjit Khairah's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khairah's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khairah's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Khairah has been recognized with the following awards: Resident Teacher of the Year; Resident Teacher of the Year; and Most Skilled Resident in Laparoscopy. Dr. Khairah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Infertility, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Test, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Anush Sasidharan Pillai, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anush Pillai is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Pillai's clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Pillai attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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All Interests: Contraception, Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadyabanu Abdulmalik Alibhai, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7010 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Alibhai works as a general internist in Missouri City, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alibhai include diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Alibhai trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Alibhai takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Elizabeth Torres Torres, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Via works as a general internist in Sugar Land, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Via honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Via has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Mammogram, Weight Management, Diabetes

Dr. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Wharton, TX. Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Aly include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Aly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aly's 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Hirani graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). 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 is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hirani's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca speaks Polish. She 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. Hafiza Khalid Docrat, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hafiza Docrat is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, Select Specialty Hospitals, and The Woman's Hospital of Texas. Dr. Docrat honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Docrat (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension

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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.