We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Tomball, TX.

Showing 1-8 of 8
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande's areas of specialization are family medicine and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Casagrande at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Casagrande include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Casagrande takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Ulcers, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
27720-a Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Foley is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani works as a general internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nathani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabari Lakshmi Sundarraj, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Sabari Sundarraj practices family medicine in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: tropical diseases, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Sundarraj's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Sundarraj trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care, Premenstrual Dysphoric ... (Read more)

David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
18220 Tomball Parkway Drive; Suite 350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Gunther's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gunther is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
721 James Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vejlani include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Vejlani attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy D Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 180
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly sees patients in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Heatly's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly takes. Dr. Heatly's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Scott and White Healthcare for her residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, General Care, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Hardeep Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bal average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bal graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Osteoporosis, Preventive ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.