We found 74 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Sheila Gunn practices pediatric endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Gunn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She 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. She is 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. Mohammed Zafer Ansari, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari is an endocrinologist and internist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, paget's disease, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Ansari honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Ansari attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ansari's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Swarna Kamble's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamble attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. She is affiliated with Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Tanglewood Clinic.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian sees patients in Katy, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Subramanian is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Subramanian is a graduate of the University of Mumbai. Her residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Subramanian's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Don 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. He 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. Dr. Ford's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Ford average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ford's practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chittaluru's clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the distinction of Internal Medicine - Board Certified. Dr. Chittaluru is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician. After attending Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school, Dr. Aly completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Aly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stein obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (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 works as a general OB/GYN in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Khairah attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and ablation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khairah accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khairah include: 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 the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Khairah's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Infertility, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anush Pillai works as a family medicine practitioner. His clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and contraception (birth control). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillai attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alibhai graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alibhai's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Edward Chan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca works as a nephrologist. She is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. 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, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Manish M Gandhi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gandhi sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gandhi attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Gandhi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care

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

Dr. George Bakatsas is a podiatrist. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 accepts. He trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 570
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Lam accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Infections, Vitreous Problems

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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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