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We found 78 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Burr Ridge, IL.

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nila Vora is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vora include diabetes. Dr. Vora 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 Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mary Ann F Emanuele, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Emanuele include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Emanuele accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Emanuele has received the distinction of 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. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is an endocrinologist. Dr. Bayrakdar studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bayrakdar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bayrakdar is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky practices adult endocrinology in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. In his practice, Dr. Charnogursky focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charnogursky honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charnogursky 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. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N. Elm Street; St. 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee works as an adult endocrinologist in Hinsdale, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gieser honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Gieser attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kipp accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for residency.

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

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Noha Ekdawi sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. 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 and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekdawi include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ekdawi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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. Dr. Rupp is especially interested in diabetes and preventive care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and 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. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez works as an internist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lopez include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lopez is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Lopez 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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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency.

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

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson practices surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Anderson-Nelson's areas of expertise include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Anderson-Nelson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes

Dr. William Edward Long, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 125; Suite 125
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. William Long works as a family practice physician. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Long include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Long is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Long is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Park is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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.