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We found 101 providers with an interest in diabetes near Burr Ridge, IL.

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nadeem attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Nadeem's professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Littlejohn's areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She takes Medicare insurance.

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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
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora, who practices in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is especially interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. After attending the University of Mumbai for medical school, she completed her residency training at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Vora has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Dr. Philipson's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philipson is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Bayrakdar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Dr. Bayrakdar has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Bayrakdar's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Emanuele takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Emanuele has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. On average, patients gave Dr. Ehrmann a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Ehrmann's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charnogursky has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charnogursky graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional 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 practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Pannain's areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. She accepts Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pannain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. 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. Dianne Deplewski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Dianne Deplewski's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Deplewski studied medicine 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 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; St. 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Lee's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lee is conversant in 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. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include diabetes, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Gieser performed his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gieser's practice is open to 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 specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kipp's clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ekdawi is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Ekdawi trained at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Ekdawi is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekdawi has an open panel.

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

Dr. Elbert Huang's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Huang honors Medicare insurance. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in 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.