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We found 108 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 endocrinologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nadeem attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Nadeem takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Littlejohn attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Littlejohn is conversant in 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. She trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College for residency. In her practice, Dr. Vora focuses on diabetes. Dr. Vora's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Philipson include diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Philipson honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Philipson attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar practices adult endocrinology in Evergreen Park, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Maywood, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. The average patient rating for Dr. Bayrakdar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. He 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)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emanuele accepts. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Emanuele attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. David A Ehrmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Ehrmann is an endocrinologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. In Dr. Ehrmann's practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ehrmann is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He 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, who practices in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Charnogursky's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Charnogursky attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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 is an endocrinologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Pannain attended the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. 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 works as an endocrinologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Cohen obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Deplewski is especially interested in diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. She 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). The average patient rating for Dr. Couropmitree is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Couropmitree is conversant in Thai. He is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Kessler has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kessler trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gieser trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. Gieser's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Gieser honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kipp include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Kipp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his 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.