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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Ferrer is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ferrer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ferrer is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Bonnie Marie McCann-Crosby, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
17580 I-45 South; 5th Floor, Orange Pod
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie McCann-Crosby's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. McCann-Crosby has a special interest in diabetes and hypothyroidism. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. McCann-Crosby obtained her medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypothyroidism

Dr. Helen H Hwang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, 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
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, 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. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, 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. Mary Katherine Henson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
635 Rayford Road; Suite C
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Mary Henson's specialty is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Henson include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Henson is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Kristy D Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family medicine practitioner in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Heatly's clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and pap test. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly takes. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Gynecologic Procedures, Primary Care, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Duane Mock, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 380
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Robert Mock works as a family medicine physician in Shenandoah, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Mock an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Holistic Medicine, Physical Exams, Diabetes

Lori Jean Hillman
Specializes in Podiatry
26607 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lori Hillman's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Hillman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Her residency was performed at West Houston Medical Center. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Dr. Kent Erickson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine
106 Vision Park Boulevard
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kent Erickson sees patients in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialties are occupational medicine, family medicine, and aerospace medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Erickson attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, diabetes, and depression. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Erickson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Erickson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Erickson's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Biopsy, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kwok Li, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 330
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kwok Li is an ophthalmologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Li trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Li highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ikedinobi Ugochukwu Eni, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Eni 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. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Eni is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Karim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9305 Pinecroft; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Altaf Karim is an internist in The Woodlands, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karim accepts. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Karim is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Vaidya K Choubal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and menopause. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Vaidya is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trecia Lee Elahee, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 104
Conroe, 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

Robert E Neville
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 180
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Neville's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Neville honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Heel Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Reconstructive ... (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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