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We found 74 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Kamble accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Nagpur. She trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. 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 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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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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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. 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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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 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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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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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Khairah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Khairah is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khairah's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Pillai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Pillai's areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pillai completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pillai takes. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stanley Stein practices adult gastroenterology in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Stein's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadyabanu Abdulmalik Alibhai, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Alibhai practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX, Missouri City, TX, and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Alibhai include diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Alibhai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Alibhai (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Via trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Via's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

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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. 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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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.