We found 100 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum near Glendale Heights, IL.

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Dr. William Patrick Zeller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
2001 Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. W. Zeller specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, down syndrome, and endometrial cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Zeller performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Zeller speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Endometrial Cancer, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Zeenat Parveen, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Zeenat Parveen is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist. Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali. She is especially interested in diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Dr. Parveen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and residency at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Parveen takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Heart Failure, Blood Pressure Problems, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. William C Bayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. William Bayer, who practices in Carol Stream, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bayer include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Bayer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bayer attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bayer is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stephen Daniel Skjei, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2001 Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Skjei's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Skjei is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Skjei trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skjei has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Wahid Kassar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 419
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Wahid Kassar's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Kassar is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Kassar speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Aileen Hariman Westrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Aileen Westrick practices adult endocrinology in Carol Stream, IL. Dr. Westrick's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Westrick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Kohli (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Dr. Kohli's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Kohli attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sunil N Matiwala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Sunil Matiwala is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended Government Medical College, Surat and then went on to complete his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In Dr. Matiwala's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matiwala's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine. Dr. Ahmed is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Ahmed has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pap Test, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Santi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Santi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Joaquin I Heng, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Joaquin Heng practices general internal medicine in Carol Stream, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Heng completed his residency training at West Suburban Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Heng is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Susan J Anderson-Nelson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson works as a surgeon and ophthalmologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Anderson-Nelson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Dr. Kathleen Carroll Carroll, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 501
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Moline is a family practice physician in Winfield, IL. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Moline is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moline's training includes a residency program at MacNeal Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Preventive Care

Dr. Noha S Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among Dr. Ekdawi's clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ekdawi attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth E Larson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Larson's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. Dr. Larson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Robin L Pastore
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 N 141 County Farm Road; Suite 100
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Robin Pastore is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Winfield, IL. Dr. Pastore trained at Millcreek Community Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, bunion surgery, and orthotics. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pastore accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He has an open panel.

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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.
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