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We found 29 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Open Access POS near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; #100
Bolingbrook, 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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Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek's residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Sunder accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sunder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sunder's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki is a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Kaki is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' medical specialty is general pediatrics. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Philobos attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. She is conversant in Arabic.

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Dr. Sheri L Michaels, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Evans' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Evans's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rae is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul practices family medicine in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Dr. Stamatis A Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8110 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Stamatis Dimitropoulos works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and varicose veins. Dr. Dimitropoulos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Serbo-Croatian. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shih's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Shih speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Tina M Brueschke, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tina Brueschke is a family medicine physician. Dr. Brueschke's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College.

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Dr. Jennifer G Mc Gowen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer McGowen is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGowen include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Arun Amirthalingam Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
931 W 75th Street; Suite 127
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Arun Kumar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Dr. Gerald Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Simon is an internist and geriatrician. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Simon is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Simon's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
404 W Boughton Road; Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Motiani's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Motiani include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. Dr. Motiani is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Motiani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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Dr. Manuel Alaban Malicay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
402 W Boughton Road; #f
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Manual Malicay works as a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange Park, IL. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. Dr. Malicay is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Malicay attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.