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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Dr. Vora performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vora is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philipson has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Philipson has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Philipson is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Dr. Bayrakdar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Bayrakdar has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Bayrakdar is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sanjay Bansal is a pediatric endocrinologist. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and adrenal disorders. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Bansal performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Emanuele attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has a special interest in thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Ehrmann has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ehrmann is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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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 is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Charnogursky has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Pannain takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Pannain obtained her medical school training at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pannain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem works as an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Nadeem is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Littlejohn specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Littlejohn honors Medicare insurance. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training 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. Ronald N Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Cohen sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Deplewski attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Deplewski trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Deplewski has received professional recognition including the following: 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; St. 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lee 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 an endocrinologist in Riverside, IL. He is a graduate of ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Couropmitree include obesity, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patients gave Dr. Couropmitree an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. He speaks Thai. Dr. Couropmitree 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. Elbert S Huang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elbert Huang is an internist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Huang takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez is an internist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Dr. Lopez obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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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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