We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Tomball, TX.

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Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
27720-a Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Foley's clinical interests: diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Foley is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sabari Lakshmi Sundarraj, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Sabari Sundarraj specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sundarraj's clinical interests include tropical diseases, diabetes, and primary care. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundarraj accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sundarraj is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Premenstrual Dysphoric ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani practices general internal medicine in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nathani's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Nathani attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nathani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy D Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 180
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly is a family medicine physician in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Heatly's clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and pap test. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sleep medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Casagrande's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Casagrande honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
18220 Tomball Parkway Drive; Suite 350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Gunther is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gunther has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
721 James Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani is a general internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Vejlani include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at New York Hospital Queens.

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All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hardeep Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal specializes in family medicine and practices in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bal's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bal's office for an appointment.

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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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