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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 an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Dr. Kohli accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kohli's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Matiwala accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Surat and performed his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Matiwala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Jerry McGraw, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
245 S Gary Avenue; Suite 100
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGraw's specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and preventive care. Patient reviews placed Dr. McGraw at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. McGraw is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Mark Rosanova specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryniczka include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He trained at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. Dr. Bryniczka is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Maria Rosselson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Lisa Rondeau is a family practitioner in Bartlett, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rondeau include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Rondeau graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Dr. Mahrukh Subhani; One Tiffany Point, Suite G15
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is an internist in Bloomingdale, IL. She attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Subhani completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Subhani include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Patients rated Dr. Subhani highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Leitzen's areas of expertise include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Leitzen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nirali Parikh is a general 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 Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She graduated from Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2198 Gladstone Court; Suite A
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Hines' medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hines's clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Frank Chao practices family medicine. Dr. Chao graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ashwani Garg practices family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in diabetes, women's health issues, and weight loss. Dr. Garg is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Garg trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg takes.

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

Dr. Sunita Talwar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 306
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Talwar practices general internal medicine in Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talwar include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Talwar attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Talwar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Annie Huang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Stratford Drive; Suite 150
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Annie Huang specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Huang studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, down syndrome, and newborn care. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Huang speaks Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Diabetes, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Jennifer S Fredericks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks specializes in family medicine and practices in Bartlett, IL. Dr. Fredericks graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Fredericks include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fredericks takes. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes 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.