We found 72 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Mohammed Zafer Ansari, MD
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. Dr. Ansari honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Ansari trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Katy, TX and Sugar Land, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, she performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her average patient rating is 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. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Subramanian welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Kamble is an adult endocrinologist. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Kamble attended medical school at Government Medical College. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Donald Ford's specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Ford studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Chittaluru an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chittaluru attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Chittaluru is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Anush S Pillai, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anush Pillai works as a family practice physician. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and pap test. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pillai honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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

Dr. Edward Chan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Chan is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Salman Aly works as a general internist and geriatrician in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Wharton, TX. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and geriatric health. Dr. Aly honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aly (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Aly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7010 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Alibhai practices general internal medicine in Missouri City, TX. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Alibhai focuses on diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Alibhai is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Baranowska-Daca speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca graduated from Medical University of Lublin. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. George Bakatsas specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. For his residency, Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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. Elizabeth Torres Torres, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Via's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Via is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Via has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Mammogram, Weight Management, Diabetes

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

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goel's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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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 South; Suite 202
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Olivia Bannan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bannan obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bannan 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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