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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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Before completing her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kamble attended medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Kamble takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gunn attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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. Dr. Subramanian's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Subramanian is 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. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Subramanian 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's specialties are adult hospital medicine, adult endocrinology, and general internal medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ansari 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 an adult endocrinology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. 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. Dr. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Arindam Bandyopadhyay, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes. He attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is an in-network provider for 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 is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chittaluru's clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Chittaluru accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Khairah is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khairah takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Khairah obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, 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 practices family medicine. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pillai include diabetes, pap test, and contraception (birth control). He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Pillai is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an internist. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alibhai takes.

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

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

Dr. C. Ford's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ford is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is 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. Dr. Ford welcomes new patients. 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.

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

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

Dr. Saira Hirani's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hirani's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from 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. Elizabeth Torres Torres, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Via's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Via is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Via's professional affiliations include 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhuchar include back pain, diabetes, and warts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bhuchar trained at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhuchar honors 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.

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

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Stanley Stein is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stein studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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.