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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Nadeem's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli's clinical interests include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kohli is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an internist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Matiwala takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, he completed his residency training at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Matiwala's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 family practitioner in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kuhlman is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahmed at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Delew's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Delew attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Delew's practice is open to 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 works as a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Subhani's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Subhani is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Subhani attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Hines is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Her professional affiliations include 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. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Parikh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Parikh is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Government Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Frank Chao is a family medicine practitioner. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chao's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Michelle Hephner is a Glen Ellyn, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Hephner is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her training includes a residency program at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Hephner honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baird include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baird attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Baird is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Huang has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huang include diabetes, down syndrome, and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is conversant in Taiwanese.

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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 specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Lal include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). 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. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Ha's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Dr. Ha attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ha is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Caroline Wolfe specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Wolfe attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Wolfe's clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Wolfe is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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.