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 endocrinology specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and Barrington, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. Dr. Soruco is an in-network provider for 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 the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohli takes. Dr. Kohli is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Debjani Roy practices general internal medicine. She is conversant in Bengali. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Burdwan Medical College and performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Roy honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosanova attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosanova include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosanova honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosanova's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Subhani's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Patient ratings for Dr. Subhani average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, Dr. Subhani performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Subhani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Felske's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Felske's clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and hammer toe. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Felske is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Frank Chao's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Chao a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, holter monitoring, and ear wax removal. Dr. Rahim is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rahim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. She completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Rahim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati.

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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 is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Sia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation, she performed her residency at Chicago Medical School and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sia honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Siddiqui's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Siddiqui's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Bergeson studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Bergeson's training includes residency programs at MacNeal Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. After attending Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samiruddin honors. Dr. Samiruddin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Samiruddin 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. Steven Mark Pouls, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1107 North Prospect Avenue; Suite 100
Itasca, IL
 

Dr. Steven Pouls is a family medicine physician in Itasca, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pouls include diabetes, obesity, and gynecological problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pouls's residency was performed at Heritage Valley Beaver. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Itasca, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peplow include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Peplow takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is an internist. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Mangurten's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mangurten accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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.
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