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We found 41 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum near Bartlett, IL.

Dr. Laura Koeppel Tagle, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 307
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Laura Tagle is an internist. Dr. Tagle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Carolinas Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Chief Resident, Carolinas Medical Center and Marvin M. McCall, III Outstanding Houseofficer Awa, Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Tagle is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 330, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Dr. Rosanova's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Rosanova an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 502, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Dr. Michael Jerry McGraw, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
245 S Gary Avenue; Suite 100
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGraw specializes in family medicine. Dr. McGraw attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. McGraw is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Preventive Care

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and South Elgin, IL. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bryniczka's clinical interests include sports health, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He trained at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Mahrukh Subhani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Dr. Mahrukh Subhani; One Tiffany Point, 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. Lisa M Rondeau, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 W Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rondeau's specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rondeau's medical residency was performed at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rondeau honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Garg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2200 West Higgins Road; Suite 225
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Ashwani Garg practices family medicine in Hoffman Estates, IL and Schaumburg, IL. In his practice, Dr. Garg focuses on diabetes, women's health issues, and weight loss. Dr. Garg's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garg graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Weight Loss

Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Leitzen include diabetic foot ulcers, laser treatment, and X-rays. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leitzen accepts. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, 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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Dr. Sunita Talwar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 306
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Talwar is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Talwar's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Talwar attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Talwar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Talwar is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2198 Gladstone Court; Suite A
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 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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Dr. Daniel J Kruse, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 200
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kruse works as a family practitioner. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kruse honors. Dr. Kruse is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Edward J Ward III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 200
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Edward Ward's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Charles, IL. Dr. Ward studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ward takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Amina M Rahim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
959 W Golf Road; 959-963
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Amina Rahim's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rahim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahim include diabetes, holter monitoring, and ear wax removal. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Rahim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Rahim's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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.