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

Dr. Luis Soruco practices adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Soruco at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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 is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli's clinical interests include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kohli is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahmed at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Dr. Rosanova's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosanova trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosanova takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Burdwan Medical College for medical school, Dr. Roy completed her residency training at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy's 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 works as a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Subhani's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Subhani is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Subhani attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Chao is a family medicine practitioner. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chao's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and hammer toe. Dr. Felske's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. For her residency, Dr. Felske trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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 in Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Rahim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, holter monitoring, and ear wax removal. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Rahim is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahim honors.

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

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

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui practices general internal medicine in Berwyn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Wood Dale, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Mohammed Samiruddin practices family medicine. He graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Samiruddin's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Samiruddin (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Samiruddin's professional affiliations include 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. Imelda Andaya Sia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
113 W Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Imelda Sia sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sia's education and training includes medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation and residency at Chicago Medical School and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Her clinical interests include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and electrocardiogram (EKG). On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sia honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sia (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven Pouls is a family practice physician in Itasca, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pouls include diabetes, obesity, and gynecological problems. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Pouls attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Heritage Valley Beaver for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pouls accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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 in Itasca, IL. Dr. Bergeson has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Bergeson is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Howard Mangurten's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mangurten include diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. Dr. Mangurten is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangurten honors.

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

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

Dr. Michael Peplow specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peplow include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Peplow is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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)

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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.