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We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Guardian near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Namrata Goel practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Goel 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: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Priti Suresh Jadav, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav practices general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr. Jadav's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav accepts. She graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maya R Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Maya Patel works as an internist and general pediatrician in Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. George Bakatsas works as a podiatrist in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakatsas include 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 honors. Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for his residency. Dr. Bakatsas is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Asha Kohli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli specializes in general practice and family medicine. Dr. Kohli's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kohli honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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Dr. Keith Wayne Kiser, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Keith Kiser works as a family practitioner in Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), knee problems, and warts. Dr. Kiser has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kiser is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Thyroid Problems, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Contact Dermatitis, ... (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.