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We found 100 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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Nadeem's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Elizabeth E Littlejohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Littlejohn's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in type 2 diabetes. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Littlejohn's 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. In addition to English, Dr. Littlejohn speaks 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
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora is an endocrinologist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vora include diabetes. Dr. Vora is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Vora attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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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 is an endocrinologist. Dr. Philipson's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Philipson has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Hypoglycemia

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

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bayrakdar include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Bayrakdar's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Mary Emanuele's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Dr. Emanuele has received professional recognition including the following: 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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Ehrmann is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ehrmann accepts Medicare insurance. 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Charnogursky include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Pannain's areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Deplewski honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Deplewski's medical residency was performed 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 specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include diabetes, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Gieser takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gieser's office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Kipp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kipp welcomes 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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekdawi include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 works as an internist. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Huang include diabetes and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. 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.