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We found 23 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity near Evergreen Park, IL.

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, 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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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdallah Al Tarshan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Abdallah Altarshan's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Altarshan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Altarshan's residency was performed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Scott Ryan Goodwin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Scott Goodwin's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodwin include diabetes. Dr. Goodwin honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jyothsna Palla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Jyothsna Palla is an endocrinologist and geriatrician. Dr. Palla (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic. Dr. Palla is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She attended Kakatiya Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Palla takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Ayesha Akbar is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Frankfort, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akbar honors. She is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Akbar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S. Kedzie; #k
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Williamson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Lithuanian. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizinas takes.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Sylvia Julia Moscoso, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Sylvia Moscoso sees patients in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Cicero, IL. Her medical specialties are family medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Swedish Covenant Hospital for residency. Dr. Moscoso is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Unfortunately, Dr. Moscoso is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Hypertension

Dr. Walter Rudek, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Walter Rudek practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Rudek is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rudek completed a residency program at MacNeal Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Rudek speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Raju's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Nazeer Siddiqui, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Berwyn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Wood Dale, IL. She has a special interest in diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica's medical specialty is family medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Woznica attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woznica accepts. Dr. Woznica is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah sees patients in Summit Argo, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash is a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kash studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kash trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10961 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joyce Chen is a family practitioner. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Parakrama De De Silva, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4248 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Parakrama Silva is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Silva is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and Sinhala. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, 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.