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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 sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL and Barrington, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soruco honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Soruco has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Soruco is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levin obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. In Dr. Rosanova's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosanova attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosselson's areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosselson takes. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. Dr. Roy speaks Bengali. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Roy graduated from Burdwan Medical College and then she performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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. Dr. Bryniczka's clinical interests include sports health, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryniczka honors. Dr. Bryniczka completed his residency training at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Physical ... (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 in Hoffman Estates, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Garg has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, women's health issues, and weight loss. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garg is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 works as a general internist in Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Talwar include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Talwar attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Talwar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Talwar is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Wheaton, IL, Dekalb, IL, and South Elgin, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leitzen include diabetic foot ulcers, laser treatment, and X-rays. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Leitzen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Jayashree Raju sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raju's areas of expertise include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Raju attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Frank Chao's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chao graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), minor surgery, and skin biopsy. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Khaja include physical exams, skin lesions (growths or marks), and diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), Dr. Khaja performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Khaja's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Amina Rahim is an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, holter monitoring, and ear wax removal. Patient ratings for Dr. Rahim average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Rahim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati. Dr. Rahim is professionally 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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and reconstructive surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Polizos trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Polizos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fischer include diabetes, cancer screening, and heart problems. Dr. Fischer accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fischer is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Group (ABMG).

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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.