We found 32 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Sheila Gunn is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital - Specialty Care/Health Center and Texas Children's Hospital - Wallace Tower.

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

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

Dr. Mohammed Ansari specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include thyroid problems, paget's disease, and pituitary tumor. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Ansari is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Vidhya Subramanian MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.6 stars (5 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Subramanian is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Subramanian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency.

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Dr. Don Ford, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
average rating 4.62 stars (10 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ford works as a general practitioner, internist, and preventive medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ford attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency.

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

Dr. Nagasudha Chittaluru M.D
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (116 ratings)
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Chittaluru a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Chittaluru is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Chittaluru has received the distinction of Internal Medicine - Board Certified.

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

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Baranowska-Daca speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Podiatry
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His areas of expertise include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakatsas honors. He trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Namrata Goel is a nephrologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goel is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Caroline Bolz Carter MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 175
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Carter practices family medicine. Dr. Carter is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at Memorial Hermann. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include diabetes, obesity, and pap test. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carter is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Spirometry, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Bhagwat P. Patel M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.18 stars (4 ratings)
1250 Creekway Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Subodh K. Bhuchar MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 2.66 stars (18 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Subodh Bhuchar's areas of specialization are family medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhuchar include back pain, diabetes, and primary care. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhuchar is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhuchar takes. Dr. Bhuchar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Mrs. Saira Hirani MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). 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. Dr. Hirani studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elise Sadoun is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadoun include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadoun honors 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 Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sadoun trained at OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center, Columbus. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, High ... (Read more)

Shahid Hasnain M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.87 stars (33 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasnain include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hasnain is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Hasnain attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), 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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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Primary Care, Circumcision, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Salman S. Aly M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school, Dr. Aly completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and geriatric health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Bryan Jay Blonder DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.98 stars (15 ratings)
16545 Southwest Freeway; Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Blonder practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Blonder has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Blonder is open to new patients. He 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)

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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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