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Dr. Sheila K Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
15400 Southwest Freeway; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Gunn's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts 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: Thyroid Problems, Developmental Disorders, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Mohammed Zafer Ansari, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari practices adult endocrinology and general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, paget's disease, and pituitary tumor. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ansari's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Galactorrhea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian works as an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patients gave Dr. Subramanian an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Dr. Subramanian performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Don Ford, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ford is a general practitioner, internist, and preventive medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Ford average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ford include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. Dr. Ford attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naga Sudha Naga Chittaluru, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chittaluru include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chittaluru has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Wing-Kwong Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway; 6 Ste B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He obtained his medical school training at Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Aly include diabetes, obesity, and geriatric health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Aly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Wounds, Hypotension, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baranowska-Daca graduated from Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Sugar Land, TX. He completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Bakatsas 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 affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bakatsas is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, ... (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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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

Dr. Namrata S Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Goel attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goel takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Olivia M Bannan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 202
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Olivia Bannan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bannan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bannan's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bannan welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Pneumonia Shot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glover O.L. Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
138 Eldridge Road; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Glover Johnson's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Weight Management, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Employment Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Subodh K Bhuchar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Subodh Bhuchar specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Bhuchar's areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and primary care. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. His training includes residency programs at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Bhuchar's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Behavioral Disorders, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Olumayowa Adefunke Aderinto, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Olumayowa Aderinto is a specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Houston, TX, Missouri City, TX, and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aderinto include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and physical exams. Dr. Aderinto 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 is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Wounds, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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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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