We found 38 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum near Addison, IL.

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
300 North York Street
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem works as an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Nadeem is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kohli attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohli include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil N Matiwala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Sunil Matiwala's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Matiwala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matiwala's practice is open to new patients. He attended Government Medical College, Surat for medical school and subsequently trained at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westlake Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 3.0 stars out of 5. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pap Test, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems, Pain Management

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 730, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Alter's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alter is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Tiffany Pointe; Suite G15
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Dr. Subhani's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Subhani attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Subhani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. William E Boblick Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
300 North York Street
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. William Boblick's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Boblick has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Boblick is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boblick accepts. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh works as a general internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. Dr. Parikh graduated from Government Medical College and then she performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Parikh has an open panel.

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Dr. Frank C Chao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
490 W Lake Street; Suite 101
Roselle, IL
 

Dr. Frank Chao's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chao's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Alaleh Mazhari, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Alaleh Mazhari is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Mazhari graduated from Midwestern University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazhari is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Problems, Vitamin D Deficiency, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ann Kellogg Kellogg, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Ann Lal is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Lal honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

Dr. Geoffrey S Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 101
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman works as a family medicine physician. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kuhlman's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kuhlman trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Anderson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
129 Fairfield Way; #116
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Edwin Anderson is a family practice physician in Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Anderson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Anderson trained at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Anderson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Mole Removal, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Menopause, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard L Pinney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 300
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Richard Pinney is a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinney include diabetes, gynecological problems, and well woman gynecology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Pinney attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Dr. Annie Huang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 210
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Annie Huang's specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, down syndrome, and newborn care. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Huang is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huang is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Diabetes, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Caroline M Wolfe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Caroline Wolfe's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Wolfe's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wolfe is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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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