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Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vora include diabetes. Dr. Vora is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Mumbai. Dr. Vora's residency was performed at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks 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. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar practices adult endocrinology in Evergreen Park, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Maywood, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Bayrakdar focuses on hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Dr. Bayrakdar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Palos Community Hospital. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Bayrakdar average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Emanuele is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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. 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. 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 in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Philipson's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Philipson is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky is an adult endocrinology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Charnogursky include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Dr. Charnogursky graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Charnogursky's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Elizabeth Littlejohn is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Littlejohn's clinical interests encompass type 2 diabetes. She honors Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Endocrine Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes

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

Dr. David Ehrmann is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehrmann include thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Ehrmann has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Silvana Pannain, who practices in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. 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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Pannain takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Pannain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Diseases, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
201 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 26
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee practices adult endocrinology in Hinsdale, IL. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He speaks Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

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 is especially interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cohen accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Deplewski takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Deplewski is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Elbert Huang is a general internist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Huang's clinical interests include diabetes and heart problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huang trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is 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
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lopez include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Dr. James A Rupp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
321 N La Grange Road
La Grange Park, IL
 

Dr. James Rupp specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Maywood, IL and La Grange Park, IL. In his practice, Dr. Rupp focuses on diabetes and preventive care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rupp accepts. Dr. Rupp attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Susan J Anderson-Nelson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson is a specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Anderson-Nelson's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anderson-Nelson's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

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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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