We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO near Gurnee, IL.

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Dr. Steven L Rabinowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1425 N Hunt Club Road; Suite 303
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Steven Rabinowe practices adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rabinowe is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rabinowe's clinical interests include diabetes. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Rabinowe is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite B1300
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Duck sees patients in Skokie, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Duck include diabetes. Dr. Duck is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36100 N Brookside Drive; Suite 206
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Jason Kramer sees patients in Gurnee, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Kramer is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Roberts Buchanan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2323 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, 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
6400 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, 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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All Interests: Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryoretinopexy, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Retina Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando M Striedinger, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1508 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL
 

Dr. Fernando Striedinger's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. After completing medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Striedinger performed his residency at Edgewater Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. The average patient rating for Dr. Striedinger is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Striedinger has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Neurosurgery

Dr. Lawrence J Ulanski II, MD
Specializes in Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Ulanski is a specialist in ocular oncology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ulanski include diabetes, retinopathy, and eye trauma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Ulanski is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Tumor, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Cancer, Vitreous Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

Erin M Smielewski
Specializes in Podiatry
351 S. Greenleaf Avenue; Suite C
Park City, IL
 

Dr. Erin Smielewski practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Park City, IL. She trained at Mercy Hospital for her residency. Dr. Smielewski has a special interest in diabetes, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smielewski accepts. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Wounds, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2323 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL
 

Dr. Fabiola Fernandez is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Fernandez focuses on menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and dysplasia. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Dysplasia

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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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