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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 practices adult endocrinology in Arlington Heights, IL and Barrington, IL. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soruco include diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Soruco studied medicine at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Unfortunately, Dr. Brickman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 an endocrinologist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Huang performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Huang is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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 and practices in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryniczka include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He trained at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. Dr. Bryniczka is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Debjani Roy specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. She studied medicine at Burdwan Medical College. She trained at Chicago Medical School for her residency. Dr. Roy's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Michael Gill specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gill average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gill include diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gill completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Leitzen's areas of expertise include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Leitzen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Alter is a retina specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter takes. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Alter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 West Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Bournias a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bournias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Bournias speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias 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)

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

Dr. Fatima Mohiuddin is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Mohiuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Mohiuddin is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Coney Island Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohiuddin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1122 Willow Road; Suite B
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Meena Malhotra practices general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malhotra takes. She is a graduate of GSVM Medical College and a graduate of Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He 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; Suite 225
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Petrungaro attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Petrungaro takes 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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Columbus Hospital for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wood include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She 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.