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We found 107 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Brookfield, IL.

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth E Littlejohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Littlejohn practices pediatric endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In Dr. Littlejohn's practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. She accepts Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Endocrine Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vora include diabetes. Dr. Vora honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Vora attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Louis H Philipson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Louis Philipson is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Philipson is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Philipson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mary Ann F Emanuele, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Emanuele include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Emanuele accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Emanuele has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is an endocrinologist. Dr. Bayrakdar studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bayrakdar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bayrakdar is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald N Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Cohen specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Cohen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. David A Ehrmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Ehrmann specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ehrmann average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Ehrmann is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Ehrmann attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hirsutism

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Il. 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky practices adult endocrinology in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. In his practice, Dr. Charnogursky focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charnogursky honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charnogursky is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Silvana Pannain, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Silvana Pannain practices adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Pannain's clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For her professional training, Dr. Pannain completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pannain (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Dianne Deplewski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Dianne Deplewski is a pediatric endocrinologist in Chicago, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She has a special interest in diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Deplewski accepts Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee works as an adult endocrinologist in Hinsdale, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Chaiyapon Couropmitree, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3416 Harlem Avenue
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Chaiyapon Couropmitree's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include obesity, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Couropmitree's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Thai. Dr. Couropmitree's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Obesity, Hirsutism

Dr. Lynn Elizabeth Kessler, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
3249 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Kessler is an adult critical care and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). These areas are among Dr. Kessler's clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kessler is affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser works as an ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gieser honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Gieser attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Elbert S Huang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elbert Huang works as a general internist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include diabetes and heart problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

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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.