Endocrinology-Diabetes | Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism5420 Dashwood Dr. Ste 301 Houston TX, 77081
Dr. Libu Varughese practices Endocrinology in Houston, TX. Dr. Varughese specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases related to hormone imbalance, and the body's glands in the endocrine system. Endocrinologists are trained and certified to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause, diabetes, infertility, and thyroid disorders, among many others. Dr. Varughese examines patients, determines means of testing, diagnoses, and decides the best treatment methods.
Education and Training
Mahatma Gandhi University MBBS 2011
Creighton School of Medicine Internal Medicine 2016
Baylor College of Medicine Endocrinology 2018
American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Internal Medicine)
Libu Varughese's Expert Contributions
Yes absolutely. Please let the anesthesiologist know. READ MORE
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It’s preventable when we regularly work on our diet and exercise. Diabetes is the inability to handle the sugars so if we cut down on carbs and sugars, it will help. READ MORE
Yes, it will increase blood sugars. READ MORE
The only way to know that is basically with checking your TSH levels not t4 levels READ MORE
Thyroid biopsy is a procedure that is done while awake. Think of getting your blood drawn from your arm. READ MORE
Yes, anesthesia is safe for diabetics. Please let them know that you are a diabetic so that there will not be any complications. READ MORE
Give you insulin and bring the high sugars down. Do labs to make sure that you do not have any acid build up. READ MORE
Yes, it can be controlled. Also, it is very important for it to be tightly controlled. Fasting sugars are supposed to be less than 90s, etc. READ MORE
You only have to go if your sugars are too high such as in the 400s or so. Other reasons to go would be recurrent nausea and vomiting, or other infections. Thank You, Libu Varughese READ MORE
The goal is to eat less sugar or carbohydrates. That will help to improve your blood sugars in diabetes. Thank You, Libu Varughese READ MORE
Yes especially uncontrolled Diabetes. READ MORE
Yes, it is reversible with good guidance. Thank You, Libu Varughese God Bless you! READ MORE
Yes with diet and lifestyle READ MORE
Since levothyroxine is a hormone which your body would have made naturally, it does not have any side effects. There are side effects only if we consume too much or too little of it. Thank You, Libu Varughese READ MORE
Yes, they can. They typically develop type 1 diabetes. READ MORE
Yes you can reverse it. About 30 pound weight loss would help you reverse that your pre-diabetes. Carbs are the problem. Try to avoid sodas and fruit juices. READ MORE
i am not aware of a case scenario where you can come off insulin like that. If you do that then, follow very closely with an endocrinologist. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a fatal complication that can happen if not on insulin. READ MORE
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If you have never been on medications, then no you will most likely not need to be on medications READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Rising Star 2 Super Doctors
- Harris County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association
Libu Varughese's Practice location
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Houston, Tx 77024Get Direction
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Get to know Endocrinologist Dr. Libu Varughese, who serves patients in Houston, Texas.
Named to the 2020 Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars and a Top Endocrinologist in Houston by America’s Best Doctors, Dr. Varughese tends to patients at Diabetes Plus Clinic PLLC, where he works alongside Dr. Jongoh Kim.
With offices in the Bellaire area and Memorial City, Diabetes Plus Clinic PLLC offers care for all endocrine disorders, including diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, adrenal disease, low testosterone, and pituitary disease, among others. Patients of Dr. Varughese respect him for his genuine concern for their health, as well as his easy-going and personable manner.
An active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the doctor is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. He is also affiliated with Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center.
A native Houstonian, Dr. Varughese attended medical school at the age of 16 at Mahatma Gandhi University in India. He then relocated to the United States, completing his residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Centre in Phoenix. During his training, he served as Internal Medicine Chief Resident and Co-chair for the American College of Physicians Council of Resident/Fellow Members.
With a strong desire to improve access to healthcare, he was featured in the Catholic Health World newsletter as part of a team of training physicians who were finding various approaches to overcoming obstacles that faced the chronically ill, as well as working in several community outreach clinics during his training.
Thereafter, he completed his fellowship in endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in his hometown of Houston, where he trained at St. Luke’s Hospital, MD Anderson Hospital, and Texas Children’s Hospital. Throughout his training, his research focus was in diabetes medication and its effect on inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. However, Dr. Varughese also spent a considerable amount of time managing thyroid disease, cancer, adrenal and pituitary disease, as well as testosterone deficiency.
Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. Endocrinologists have the training to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body. The common diseases and disorders of the endocrine system that endocrinologists deal with include diabetes mellitus, as well as adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid disorders, among others.
In his spare time, Dr. Varughese loves to do DIY home improvements projects, spend time with family, teach Sunday school at church, and work with the church youth ministry. He is a resident of Missouri City.
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