We found 108 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Brookfield, IL.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Littlejohn is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Littlejohn focuses on type 2 diabetes. Dr. Littlejohn is in-network for Medicare insurance. 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. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Endocrine Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora practices adult endocrinology. She graduated from the University of Mumbai. She trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College for residency. Dr. Vora's clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Vora is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Louis Philipson practices adult endocrinology in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Philipson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Philipson has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Hypoglycemia

Dr. Sanjay K Bansal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Bansal, who practices in Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include diabetes and adrenal disorders. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Bansal completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Bansal is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar's specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bayrakdar is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Dr. Bayrakdar is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Bayrakdar is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Bayrakdar has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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

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

Dr. David Ehrmann works as an endocrinologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehrmann is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Dr. Ehrmann has received the distinction of 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 works as an endocrinologist in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charnogursky honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele, who practices in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Emanuele's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Emanuele trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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. Silvana Pannain, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Silvana Pannain's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Pannain attended the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Pannain (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Ronald Cohen's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Cohen attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Dianne Deplewski's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Deplewski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She has received the following distinction: 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. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couropmitree has a special interest in obesity, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Dr. Couropmitree graduated from ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Thai. His 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. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include diabetes, laser surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gieser is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kipp's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kipp honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Kipp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kipp's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

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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.
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