We found 100 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Robbins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Miller honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nadeem attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Vora average 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Vora focuses on diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Dr. Vora performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is an endocrinologist. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He is especially interested in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Dr. Bayrakdar's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayrakdar honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Bayrakdar is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. These areas are among Dr. Emanuele's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Emanuele honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Il. 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Charnogursky is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charnogursky takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Charnogursky has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N. Elm Street; St. 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Ms. Cristina Suffoletta is an endocrinologist in Chicago, IL and Westchester, IL. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Suffoletta include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Ms. Suffoletta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser, who practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include diabetes, laser surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Gieser honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. Gieser is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 202
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine in Lombard, IL, Glendale Heights, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westlake Hospital for residency. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pap Test, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kipp obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kipp is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ekdawi attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ekdawi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ekdawi's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edward Charles Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue; (16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park, Il. 60467)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary is an internist in Orland Park, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Sankary is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sankary include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Sankary has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Susan J Anderson-Nelson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson is a specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. She has a special interest in diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Anderson-Nelson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Anderson-Nelson attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Anderson-Nelson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. James A Rupp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
321 N La Grange Road
La Grange Park, IL
 

Dr. James Rupp is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes and preventive care. Dr. Rupp is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Rupp is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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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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