We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO near Gurnee, IL.

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

Dr. Steven Rabinowe practices adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Rabinowe performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include diabetes. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Rabinowe is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Duck sees patients in Skokie, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Gurnee, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Duck is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Duck attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duck takes.

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Dr. John Carbon Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6400 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. John Michael practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Gurnee, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). Dr. Michael is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michael accepts.

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

Dr. Jason Kramer specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Gurnee, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kramer attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Lawrence Ulanski practices ocular oncology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology in Chicago, IL and North Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, retinopathy, and eye trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Ulanski attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Ulanski is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. David Roberts Buchanan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2323 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL
 

Dr. David Buchanan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Buchanan is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Buchanan attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buchanan's office for an appointment.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Striedinger is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Edgewater Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Striedinger speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Neurosurgery

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

Dr. Fabiola Fernandez is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and dysplasia. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Fernandez attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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