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We found 31 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Beech Street near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; 111
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Luis Soruco practices adult endocrinology in Arlington Heights, IL and Barrington, IL. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soruco include diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Soruco studied medicine at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Metabolic Disorders, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura D Stern, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Laura Levin is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 West Higgins Road
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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; Suite 155
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. She studied medicine at Burdwan Medical College. She trained at Chicago Medical School for her residency. Dr. Roy's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Fractures, Ligament Problems, Laser Treatment, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Garg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2200 W Higgins Road; Suite 225
Hoffman Estates, 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. John Carbon Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 404
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. John Michael specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryoretinopexy, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Surgery, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Skin Lesions, Asthma, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
901 Biesterfield Road; Suite 111
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include physical exams, skin lesions (growths or marks), and diabetes. Dr. Khaja's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Khaja (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Ear Wax Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayashree R Raju, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1626 West Algonquin Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Jayashree Raju's specialty is general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Raju is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Raju is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Amina Rahim practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahim include diabetes, holter monitoring, and ear wax removal. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Rahim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati. Dr. Rahim is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Immigration Issues, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Ear Wax Removal, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Theodore Polizos
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
125 East Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Polizos is a foot and ankle surgeon, general podiatrist, and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Polizos at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, foot problems, and reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Polizos is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His training includes residency programs at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Polizos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heel Pain, Foot Problems, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Calvin H Fischer, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3450
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Calvin Fischer is a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fischer include diabetes, cancer screening, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Group (ABMG). He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fischer has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Diabetes, Mole Removal, Cancer ... (Read more)

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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.