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We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Robert Duane Mock, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 380
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Mock works as a family practice physician in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mock is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He 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. Dr. Mock studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Holistic Medicine, Physical Exams, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
6318 Fm 1488; Suite 100
Magnolia, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Stovall is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Stovall's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stovall attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Pap Test, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ikedinobi Ugochukwu Eni, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni is a The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Eni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Murray Bruce Fershtman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 104
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Murray Fershtman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fershtman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Lori Jean Hillman
Specializes in Podiatry
26607 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lori Hillman is a foot doctor in The Woodlands, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hillman trained at West Houston Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Robert E Neville
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 180
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Neville's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Neville takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Heel Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Reconstructive ... (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.