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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. He is especially interested in diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Soruco is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Soruco has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Wendy Brickman is a pediatric endocrinologist. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brickman's medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brickman accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as an endocrinologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Huang graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosanova is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Rosanova is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Roy's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Burdwan Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Bryniczka completed residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka has an open panel.

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Leitzen's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Gill's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Dr. Gill speaks Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He is affiliated with Loyola Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Gill attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gill is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gill takes.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Thomas Bournias is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He speaks Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bournias is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 Golf Road; Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Dr. Alter's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Meena Malhotra is a Northbrook, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Malhotra's areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending GSVM Medical College for medical school, Dr. Malhotra completed her residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Fatima Mohiuddin's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Mohiuddin has a special interest in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mohiuddin welcomes new patients. She attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Mohiuddin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Paresh Patel works as a general internist. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Columbus Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Petrungaro 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. Dr. Petrungaro is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Petrungaro studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Dana Wood's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wood at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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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.