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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Ferrer specializes in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ferrer studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Ferrer's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypothyroidism. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. McCann-Crosby is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she 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 practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Humble, TX, and Tomball, TX. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foley is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Gene Forrester is an adult nephrology specialist. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Forrester attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Forrester is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Mary Katherine Henson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
635 Rayford Road; Suite C
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Mary Henson specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Henson average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Henson welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Mock is a family medicine physician in Shenandoah, TX. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Mock has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mock is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 works as a podiatrist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Hillman is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at West Houston Medical Center.

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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's specialties are occupational medicine, family medicine, and aerospace medicine. Dr. Erickson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Turkish. His areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and depression. Dr. Erickson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Erickson is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kristy Heatly practices family medicine in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Heatly trained at Scott and White Healthcare. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and pap test. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni practices general internal medicine. Dr. Eni's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Kwok Li's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Li's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li accepts. Dr. Li is professionally 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. Vaidya K Choubal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya works as a general internist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Vaidya's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and menopause. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Spring, TX and Conroe, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Elahee 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.

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

Dr. Adrienne Marie Blessing, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Adrienne Blessing is a family practice physician. Her clinical interests include diabetes, back pain, and pap test. The average patient rating for Dr. Blessing is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Blessing is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Headache, Neck Pain, Pap Test, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Neville's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. 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: 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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