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We found 94 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near La Grange Park, IL.

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Miller is especially interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training 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. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nadeem attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Nadeem's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nila Vora, who practices in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is especially interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. After attending the University of Mumbai for medical school, she completed her residency training at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Vora has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Bayrakdar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Dr. Bayrakdar has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Bayrakdar's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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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. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Emanuele takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Emanuele has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charnogursky has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charnogursky graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional 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. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Lee's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lee is conversant in Cantonese. His professional affiliations include 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

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

Ms. Cristina Suffoletta's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Ms. Suffoletta include diabetes. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include diabetes, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Gieser performed his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gieser's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kipp's clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ekdawi is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Ekdawi trained at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Ekdawi is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekdawi has an open panel.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Sankary specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Sankary's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sankary welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Botsoe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Botsoe is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson is a medical specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Anderson-Nelson's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Anderson-Nelson completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

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

Dr. James Rupp is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rupp include diabetes and preventive care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rupp attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rupp is affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Michael Gill, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gill works as an internist and general pediatrician. He speaks Russian. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. Dr. Gill is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Gill's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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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.