We found 162 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Morey W Haymond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morey Haymond practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Haymond studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is especially interested in diabetes. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haymond is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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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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. Lefkothea P Karaviti, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karaviti 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. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Karaviti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Karaviti is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Stephanie Renee Sisley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Sisley practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Sisley graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity and type 2 diabetes. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sisley has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Katherine Hwu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Hwu specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Hwu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hwu obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Philip R Orlander, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Orlander is an endocrinologist. He attended medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Orlander completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Orlander has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Siripoom Vudhipoom McKay, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siripoom McKay practices adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology in Houston, TX. In Dr. McKay's practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McKay completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Yuezhen Lynda Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
18200 Katy Freeway (i-10 & Barker Cypress)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuezhen Lin works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Lin studied medicine at Fujian Medical University. Dr. Lin's residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sheila K Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gunn include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gunn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunn takes.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Developmental Disorders, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Shannon L French, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon French works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. French's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. French accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Phoenix Children's Hospital for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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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Dr. Jongoh Kimberly, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jongoh Kim practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, Cholesterol Problems

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. Maria Jose Redondo, MPH, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Redondo's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Redondo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Diabetes

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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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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