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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2101 South Arlington Heights Road; Suite 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)

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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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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine in Lombard, IL, Glendale Heights, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Ahmed's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ahmed takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

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

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Tiffany Pte; 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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Dr. Frank C Chao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
490 W 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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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, General ... (Read more)

Jennifer M Felske
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
327 Gundersen Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Felske is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and hammer toe. Dr. Felske's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Felske takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Bunions, Injuries

Dr. Amina M Rahim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
R. K. Medical Center, Ltd.; 959-963 West Golf Road
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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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Immigration Issues, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Ear Wax Removal, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imelda Andaya Sia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
113 W Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Imelda Sia specializes in family medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. These areas are among Dr. Sia's clinical interests: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and electrocardiogram (EKG). She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation and then went on to complete her residency at Chicago Medical School and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Sia (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Dr. Sarah Nazeer Siddiqui, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
199 S. Addison Road; #108
Wood Dale, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Siddiqui include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Brenda W Bergeson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1107 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 100
Itasca, IL
 

Dr. Brenda Bergeson works as a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Bergeson is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital and Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Mohammed Samiruddin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
622 N. Addison Road
Villa Park, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Samiruddin specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samiruddin graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Samiruddin trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Samiruddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Peplow, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
115 W Orchard Street
Itasca, IL
 

Dr. Michael Peplow's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Peplow's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peplow obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Pouls, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1107 North Prospect Avenue; Suite 100
Itasca, IL
 

Dr. Steven Pouls works as a family practice physician. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Pouls's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gynecological problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Heritage Valley Beaver, Dr. Pouls attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Sheldon Mangurten, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
990 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 310
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Howard Mangurten works as a general internist in Hoffman Estates, IL. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Mangurten attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His areas of expertise include diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. Dr. Mangurten's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Dr. Mangurten is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Gynecological Problems, Asthma

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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.