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We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Des Plaines, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2101 South Arlington Heights Road; Suite 111
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Luis Soruco sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL and Barrington, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soruco honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Soruco has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Soruco is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Metabolic Disorders, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Brickman is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Wenyu Huang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wenyu Huang is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He works in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Huang honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Peking University Health Science Center for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5872 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. In Dr. Rosanova's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosanova attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9301 Golf Road; Suite 302
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy practices general internal medicine in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. Dr. Roy speaks Bengali. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Roy graduated from Burdwan Medical College and then she performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton Street
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Bryniczka's clinical interests include sports health, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryniczka honors. Dr. Bryniczka completed his residency training at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gill, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1030 W. Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gill is a general internist and pediatrician in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gill's clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gill speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Daniel C Alter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 Golf Road; Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Dr. Alter is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Alter an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bournias's medical residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bournias is conversant in Greek. Dr. Bournias is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Cataract ... (Read more)

Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Wheaton, IL, Dekalb, IL, and South Elgin, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leitzen include diabetic foot ulcers, laser treatment, and X-rays. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Leitzen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Fractures, Ligament Problems, Laser Treatment, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Tandon Malhotra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1122 Willow Road; Suite B
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Meena Malhotra is a general internist in Northbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhotra include obesity, joint pain, and heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malhotra accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. For her residency, Dr. Malhotra trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Fatima Mubeen Mohiuddin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9120 W. Golf Road
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Fatima Mohiuddin is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Coney Island Hospital. In Dr. Mohiuddin's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mohiuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic. Dr. Mohiuddin is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 E Golf Road; Suite 105
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel practices general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Mackenzie Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard; #225
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Petrungaro's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Petrungaro accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Exercise, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paresh A Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1635 Oakton Place
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Paresh Patel specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Columbus Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Minor Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana R Wood, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Dana Wood practices general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wood include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wood takes. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wood has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

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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.