We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept ppoNEXT near Itasca, IL.

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

Dr. Luis Soruco is an adult endocrinologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Barrington, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soruco include diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. On average, patients gave Dr. Soruco a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kohli attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohli include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Debjani Roy works as an internist. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Roy is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Burdwan Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Roy speaks Bengali.

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

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova sees patients in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosanova include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. Dr. Rosanova graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Rosanova is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Iram Ahmed's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westlake Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 3.0 stars out of 5. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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 is a general internist in Schaumburg, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahim include diabetes, holter monitoring, and ear wax removal. Dr. Rahim's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rahim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati. Dr. Rahim is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Tiffany Pte; Suite G15
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Dr. Subhani's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Subhani attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Subhani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Imelda Sia is a family medicine practitioner in Bloomingdale, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Sia average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sia's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and electrocardiogram (EKG). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School and Swedish Covenant Hospital for residency. Dr. Sia (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Sia is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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

Dr. Frank Chao's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chao's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and hammer toe. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Felske honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency.

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

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 physician. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Bergeson takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at MacNeal Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Bergeson attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Samiruddin include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Samiruddin studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. In addition to English, Dr. Samiruddin (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Samiruddin's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center 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' area of specialization is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pouls's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and gynecological problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Pouls is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pouls completed a residency program at Heritage Valley Beaver.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gynecological ... (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. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Peplow studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Peplow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mangurten include diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Mangurten attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Mangurten's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Kelley Ann Frank
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 406
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Kelley Frank works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Frank include diabetes, diabetic ulcers, and warts. Dr. Frank is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Her residency was performed at Columbus Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, ... (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.
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