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Are you looking for a gestational diabetes specialist in Houston, TX to help with your blood sugar during pregnancy?

Dr. Kanji is a gestational diabetes specialist here to help you control your blood sugar with direct and easy access that can’t be delayed.
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A diagnosis of gestational diabetes can be worrying.

Are you frustrated by the ups and downs of blood sugars despite the same routine?

Does your health care provider listen to and understand your worries and frustration?

Are you worried about the potential pregnancy complications?

Ethos Endocrinology puts you first.

Endocrinologist in Houston, TX
After completing his residency and fellowship training at the highly-ranked Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Kanji designed a health care experience to restore the patient-doctor relationship. How?

First, eliminate interference from insurance. Second, limit the number of members to maximize your time and experience. Third, keep it affordable. The result is Ethos Endocrinology.

By joining you receive:

Same or next day appointments

Minimal to no waiting time

More time per visit

Access to Dr. Kanji between visits

Flexible follow-up options (office and telemedicine)

No surprise bills

Privacy of your medical records not being sent to an insurance company

No Copay

We partner with you in your journey to health.

1

Schedule a FREE virtual,
meet-and-greet.

2

Receive an e-mail with a link to a secure video chat where you can share your concerns with Dr. Kanji.

3

Decide if we are the right fit for you, without requiring the time and money of a consultation.

Questions?

Why choose Dr. Kanji as your gestational diabetes specialist?

As your gestational diabetes specialist, Dr. Kanji creates your customized plan with you by listening to your needs and concerns. Access Dr. Kanji between visits for quick changes to your gestational diabetes care. The time, care, and access you receive is affordable.

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes may not have any signs. Some woman may experience:

  • Significant thirst
  • Significant hunger
  • Increased urination
  • Blurred vision

How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?

Pregnant women are screened for gestational diabetes between 24 – 28 weeks of pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed by oral glucose tolerance test using one of two strategies1:

1) 1-step strategy
- Performed in the morning fasting
- Fasting blood sugar is checked by blood draw
- Pregnant woman is given 70 grams of a sugary drink to consumes
- Blood sugar is checked via blood draw at 1 and 2 hours after consuming the drink
- Diagnosis is made when one or more blood sugar values are higher than the cutoff

2) 2-step strategy
- Pregnant woman is given 50 grams of a sugary drink to consume
- Blood sugar is checked via blood draw 1 hour after consuming the drink
- If the blood sugar at 1 hour is higher than the cutoff value, a second oral glucose tolerance test is performed
- Second test is performed in the morning fasting
- Fasting blood sugar is checked by blood draw
- 100 grams of a sugary drink is given
- Blood sugar is checked via blood draw at 1, 2, and 3 hours after consuming the drink
- Diagnosis is made when one or more blood sugar values are higher than the cutoff

How is gestational diabetes managed?

Nutrition therapy and physical activity are the foundation of management. Some studies suggest that 70-85% of woman diagnosed with gestational diabetes can control their blood sugar with these changes alone1. When medication is required for blood sugar control, insulin is the preferred medication.