We found 41 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Hanover Park, IL.

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

Dr. Mandeep Kohli works as a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Kohli's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohli takes. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Kohli 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 is a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. After attending Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, he completed his residency training at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In Dr. Matiwala's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matiwala takes. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Matiwala is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 330, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosanova include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosanova takes. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 502, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rosselson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Dr. Lisa M Rondeau, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 W Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rondeau is a Bartlett, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rondeau accepts. Dr. Rondeau is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rondeau completed her residency training at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, 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. His residency was performed at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bryniczka include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Bryniczka is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bryniczka's office for an appointment.

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Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Streamwood, IL, and Niles, IL. His areas of expertise include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leitzen honors. Dr. Leitzen trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Leitzen is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Amina M Rahim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
959 W Golf Road; 959-963
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Amina Rahim is a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rahim average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, holter monitoring, and ear wax removal. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Rahim performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Rahim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard L Pinney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 300
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Richard Pinney works as a family medicine practitioner in Bloomingdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinney include diabetes, gynecological problems, and well woman gynecology. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinney accepts. Dr. Pinney is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pinney is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Dr. Ashwani Kumar Garg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2200 West Higgins Road; Suite 225
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Ashwani Garg works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Garg attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include diabetes, women's health issues, and weight loss. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garg is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Weight Loss

Specializes in Family Medicine
800 East Woodfield Road; Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Indu Vence is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Vence is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Vence obtained her medical school training at Bangalore University and performed her residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Dr. Vence (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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All Interests: Warts, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Moles, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Biopsy, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin V Espinosa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1124 W Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Edwin Espinosa practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Espinosa's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Espinosa is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Espinosa has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh is an internist. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Parikh's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Frank C Chao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
490 Lake Street; Suite 101
Roselle, IL
 

Dr. Frank Chao is a Roselle, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Chao is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chao trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao honors. Dr. Chao has an open panel.

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Dr. Rajiv K Sood, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1585 N. Barrington Road; Doctors Building 2 - Suite 501
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Sood is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sood's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, joint injections, and weight loss. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sood attended medical school at Rush Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Tag Removal, Weight Loss, Joint Injections

Dr. Alan James Brongiel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
403 W Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Alan Brongiel practices general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Brongiel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His clinical interests include diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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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