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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso is an endocrinologist. Dr. Bueso (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Bueso graduated from the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Morali D Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morali Sharma's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. 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. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sharma attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Addison's Disease, Galactorrhea, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid Biopsy

Dr. Archana Reddy Sadhu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Archana Sadhu's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Sadhu is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadhu include thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Sadhu studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hypertension, Osteomyelitis, Diabetes, Obesity, Pancreas Problems, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian R Tulloch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Tulloch specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Tulloch is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Tulloch graduated from Oxford University Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Laila S Tabatabai, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laila Tabatabai is an adult endocrinologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Tabatabai's clinical interests: obesity, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tabatabai is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Bone Problems, Fractures, Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leah Folb is an endocrinologist and internist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Folb graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Folb welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mohammed Zafer Ansari, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ansari attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, paget's disease, and pituitary tumor. He 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. Dr. Ansari is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yomna Monla's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Monla's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 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. Dr. Monla is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Addison's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale James Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dale Hamilton is an adult endocrinologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include diabetes and heart problems. He is 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. Hamilton honors. Dr. Hamilton graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Abhishek Haresh Kansara, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abhishek Kansara is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients rated Dr. Kansara highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Medhavi Jogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2260
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Medhavi Jogi is an adult endocrinology specialist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jogi include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jogi has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Munoz practices adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine in Houston, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. Munoz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Bhargavi Patham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhargavi Patham's areas of specialization are endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam, Dr. Patham performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patham include diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patham honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed-Shah Rahman Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rahman has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Rahman attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school. Dr. Rahman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elie N Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saber include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saber attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Saber is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ann H. Radcliffe, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Radcliffe specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Radcliffe trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Radcliffe's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Radcliffe has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Radcliffe is accepting 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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