We found 92 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Silver HMO near La Grange Park, IL.

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Robbins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller practices pediatric endocrinology in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. Dr. Miller graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Dr. Vora performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vora is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Dr. Bayrakdar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Bayrakdar has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Bayrakdar is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Emanuele attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Il. 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky practices adult endocrinology in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Charnogursky has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem works as an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Nadeem is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Dr. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N. Elm Street; St. 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Ms. Cristina Suffoletta works as an endocrinologist in Chicago, IL and Westchester, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Ms. Suffoletta takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez is an internist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Dr. Lopez obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Dr. James A Rupp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
321 N La Grange Road
La Grange Park, IL
 

Dr. James Rupp's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and preventive care. Dr. Rupp is affiliated with Loyola Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rupp attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Edward C Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue; (16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park, Il. 60467)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary is a general internist in Orland Park, IL and Maywood, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sankary's residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Sankary average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankary accepts. Dr. Sankary is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail takes. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan is a general internist. Dr. Khan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khan's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Dr. Susan J Anderson-Nelson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Anderson-Nelson's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson-Nelson honors. She welcomes new patients. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Anderson-Nelson completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas works as a general internist in Chicago, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vizinas include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vizinas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Lithuanian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1225 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' area of specialization is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Philobos is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Philobos's areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Philobos attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Arabic.

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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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