We found 101 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum near Glendale Heights, IL.

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Robbins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2001 Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Miller honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Stephen Skjei is an adult endocrinology specialist in Wheaton, IL. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Skjei's areas of expertise include diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skjei takes. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. W. Zeller works as an adult endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, down syndrome, and endometrial cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Zeller attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Wahid Kassar is an adult endocrinologist. Patients rated Dr. Kassar highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Kassar is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Zeenat Parveen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Zeenat Parveen is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Cherry Valley, IL, Rockford, IL, and Carol Stream, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parveen include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Dr. Parveen accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Parveen attended medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali. Dr. Parveen is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. 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. Aileen Hariman Westrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Aileen Westrick is an adult endocrinologist. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Westrick performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Westrick include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Westrick's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. William Bayer specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bayer's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayer honors. Dr. Bayer obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kohli include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Dr. Kohli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kohli is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He welcomes 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matiwala include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matiwala honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Matiwala is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat and a graduate of Crozer-Chester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 101
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman practices family medicine. Dr. Kuhlman has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kuhlman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser, who practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include diabetes, laser surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Gieser honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. Gieser is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2105 N. Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kipp obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kipp is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

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

Dr. Christopher Santi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Santi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Santi is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Michael Jerry McGraw, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
245 S Gary Avenue; Suite 100
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGraw works as a family practice physician in Bloomingdale, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes and preventive care. Dr. McGraw is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. McGraw accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Kathleen Moline is a family practitioner in Winfield, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Moline is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moline takes. Before performing her residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Moline attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine in Lombard, IL, Glendale Heights, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westlake Hospital for residency. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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

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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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