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We found 37 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

Dr. Mandeep Kohli specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among Dr. Kohli's clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sunil Matiwala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Matiwala is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat and a graduate of Crozer-Chester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Matiwala is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuhlman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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

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. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Ann Lal is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Lal's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lal attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

Dr. Jonathan Charles Delew, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Delew's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delew is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Delew is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani's specialty is general internal medicine. 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Subhani's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subhani takes.

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Dr. Daniel C Alter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 730, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Alter include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Nirali Parikh is an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer screening, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Dr. Parikh performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh takes.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Hines works as a general internist. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hines takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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

Dr. Frank Chao works as a family practice physician in Roselle, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), minor surgery, and skin biopsy. Dr. Chao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chao has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 W Lake Street; #205
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: physical exams, skin lesions (growths or marks), and diabetes. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khaja takes. He attended Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Ear Wax Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Caroline Wolfe works as a general internist in Glen Ellyn, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfe honors. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Michelle Marie Hephner, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Hephner's area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's residency program. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hephner is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. John Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Baird completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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.