We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Ira Marc Epstein, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ira Epstein is an adult nephrology specialist in North Richland Hills, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. His professional affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Medical City Fort Worth, and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Epstein trained at Cooper University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating 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. Epstein takes. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandramohan G Mudaliar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
122o Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandramohan Mudaliar is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among Dr. Mudaliar's clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. 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. Mudaliar welcomes new patients. He graduated from Stanley Medical College and then he performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Abdul Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Clinical interests for Dr. Hafeez include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Hafeez is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Alliance. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hafeez welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1315 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Frood Eelani sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Eelani speaks Persian. His areas of expertise include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. 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. Eelani is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eelani takes. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
650 St. Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adebola Olatunji specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Olatunji's clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He 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. He attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. He trained at The Dudley Group of Hospitals for his residency. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Olatunji has an open panel.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1650 West Rosedale; Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rezaie include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie welcomes new patients.

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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.
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