We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna Gold HMO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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Frank Ponce MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Frank Ponce specializes in general practice and family medicine. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Ponce include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ponce takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ponce is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Dr Charles A Garcia MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.36 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Charles Garcia is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Garcia performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include diabetes, macular problems, and minor surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Garcia average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Macular Problems, Retina Problems

Dr Jeffrey Allen Ross DPM MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.61 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Jeffrey Ross works as a podiatrist and orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, sports health, and laser treatment. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Laser Treatment, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Dr Phillip Mark Aguilar MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (271 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Phillip Aguilar works as a family medicine physician in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Aguilar is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Aguilar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Aguilar trained at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital for his residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
Average rating 2.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2060 Space Park Drive; #114
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Bay Nguyen's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. Dr. Nguyen 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. Nguyen takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Tulsa Regional Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Ulcers, Anemia, Hay Fever, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar works as a nephrologist. Dr. Agraharkar is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Agraharkar include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He 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 professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center. Dr. Agraharkar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Hypotension, Dialysis

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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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