We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Spring, TX.

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Dr. Helen H Hwang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Lee is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Houston, TX, Humble, TX, and Tomball, TX. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Complementary or Alternative Therapy, Kidney Problems

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Foley is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Foley trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Complementary or Alternative Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tulsidas S Kuruvanka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Peakwood; #7-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuruvanka include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart attack. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Kuruvanka performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Kuruvanka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kuruvanka's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz works as a general internist in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Ramiz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Ramiz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is conversant in Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; Suite #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gene Forrester's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. Dr. Forrester accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Forrester attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal Disease, Complementary ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Hanif is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Elmhurst Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Hanif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Bursitis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Sardar Daud Khan, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
714 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sardar Khan's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Khan is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel E Nachimson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7j
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joel Nachimson is a family medicine physician. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nachimson's clinical interests include diabetes. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Nachimson studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Glenn Roderick Davis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1250 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Davis' specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, depression, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Davis a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Primary Care, Circumcision, Shoulder Problems, Hypertension, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi K Chundru, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
845 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chundru specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Chundru's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetes, and blepharoplasty. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Chundru attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Chundru (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Diabetes, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine is a Spring, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palmeros-Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy E Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Irvine attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Irvine (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trecia Lee Elahee, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
29810 N Legends Creek Court
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Trecia Elahee works as a general pediatrician. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Elahee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Weight Management, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder

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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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