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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more.

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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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Skjei focuses on diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skjei's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Skjei is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology; he sees patients in West Chicago, IL and Wheaton, IL. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeller include diabetes, down syndrome, and endometrial cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Zeller trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. William Bayer is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Carol Stream, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bayer include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Bayer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayer accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bayer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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. Her clinical interests include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Dr. Parveen's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Parveen's residency was performed at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Parveen (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali.

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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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Carol Stream, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Westrick include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Wahid Kassar works as an endocrinologist in Wheaton, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lisle, IL. Dr. Kassar is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kassar's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He is conversant in Arabic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mandeep Kohli is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Dr. Kohli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kohli attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Kohli's practice 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Matiwala include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Matiwala honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Matiwala is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat. For his professional training, Dr. Matiwala completed a residency program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Santi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Kathleen Moline sees patients in Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Moline's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing her residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Moline attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moline accepts. Dr. Moline is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joaquin Heng's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heng include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Heng takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Heng trained at West Suburban Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Beth Larson's area of specialization is family medicine. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Larson is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Larson's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mark P Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nelson works as a family practice physician in Wheaton, IL. These areas are among Dr. Nelson's clinical interests: diabetes, asthma, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nelson 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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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Ronald G Severino Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Severino is a family medicine practitioner in Wheaton, IL. He speaks Italian. Dr. Severino's clinical interests include diabetes, newborn care, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency. Dr. Severino's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Severino's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Asthma, Disabilities, Cholesterol Problems, Newborn Care, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson-Nelson include diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Anderson-Nelson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson-Nelson takes. Dr. Anderson-Nelson's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

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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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