We found 22 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Glenview, IL.

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Dr. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. She is especially interested in type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brickman honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Mary Lynn Kreiter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kreiter is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. She has a special interest in growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patient ratings for Dr. Kreiter average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kreiter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Emily D Szmuilowicz, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szmuilowicz's areas of expertise include diabetes and thyroid problems. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Szmuilowicz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Laura D Stern, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Laura Levin works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Levin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Levin attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Wenyu Huang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wenyu Huang sees patients in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Huang's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Huang's education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Ellen E Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Debjani Roy is an internist. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. She has a special interest in diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and NorthShore Medical Group. She studied medicine at Burdwan Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Roy is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freilich honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Dr. Bournias graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Bournias speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Diabetes, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton Street
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryniczka include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (ABBHH). For his professional training, Dr. Bryniczka completed residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Bryniczka is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Streamwood, IL, and Niles, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leitzen honors. He welcomes new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Leitzen completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. David Roberts Buchanan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1285 Hartrey Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. David Buchanan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Buchanan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Buchanan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Buchanan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John C Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8780 Golf Road; Suite 304
Niles, IL
 

Dr. John Michael's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). Dr. Michael honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Michael is affiliated with Vista Health System, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryoretinopexy, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Retina Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 N River Road; Suite 315
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 West Golf Road; Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Dr. Alter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Brent Goren, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8901 Golf Road; Suite 201
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Goren works as an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL and Des Plaines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goren include diabetes, cancer, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Goren is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goren trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Goren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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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