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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 is an adult endocrinologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nadeem attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Nadeem takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 works as an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Dr. Kohli accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kohli's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Sunil Matiwala specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Matiwala accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Surat and performed his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Matiwala's hospital/clinic 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: 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. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Kuhlman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine in Lombard, IL, Glendale Heights, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Ahmed's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include 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. Dr. Ahmed takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Delew's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Delew is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is an internist in Bloomingdale, IL. She attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Subhani completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Subhani include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Patients rated Dr. Subhani highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a retina specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter takes. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Alter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Nirali Parikh is a general internist. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She graduated from Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dorothy Hines' medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hines's clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She welcomes 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Chao graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, General ... (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 an internist. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolfe include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Wolfe graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michelle Hephner specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hephner include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Hephner's medical residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baird completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Baird include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baird welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Annie Huang specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Huang studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, down syndrome, and newborn care. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Huang speaks Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Lal include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lal 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. Dr. Lal is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

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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.