We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Richmond, TX.

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Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 350
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. Dr. Stein's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 570
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lam is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Lam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Infections, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
22001 Southwest Freeway; Suite 115
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain's area of specialization is general pediatrics. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasnain include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hasnain's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Bryan Jay Blonder, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4911 Sand Hill Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Blonder's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Blonder's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Blonder is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. C. Funsho Funsho Fagbohun, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. C. Fagbohun's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and infertility. Dr. Fagbohun is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patients gave Dr. Fagbohun an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Syed A Gardezi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1628 Crabb River Road; Suite B
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Syed Gardezi is an internist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Gardezi attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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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