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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohli takes. Dr. Kohli is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Matiwala graduated from Government Medical College, Surat. His training includes a residency program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Matiwala is accepting 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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kuhlman graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kuhlman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He is not accepting 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. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Delew specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delew's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delew takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Delew welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Nirali Parikh sees patients in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, she 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 honors. Dr. Parikh's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Dorothy Kay Hines, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Hines' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Hines's areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Subhani's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Patient ratings for Dr. Subhani average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, Dr. Subhani performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Subhani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Chao a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hephner include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Hephner is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hephner has an open panel. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Baird's clinical interests include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baird trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Alter specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alter has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Annie Huang's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, down syndrome, and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ann Lal's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lal studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

Dr. Kenneth C Ha, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
444 N Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Ha is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ha include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Ha is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ha accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ha graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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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