We found 98 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near La Grange, IL.

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nadeem attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vora has a special interest in diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, she performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Vora is professionally 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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Evergreen Park, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Maywood, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bayrakdar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bayrakdar's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bayrakdar's 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
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Emanuele include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. She 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 an adult endocrinology specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Charnogursky include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Dr. Charnogursky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Charnogursky trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is professionally 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

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

Ms. Cristina Suffoletta's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Ms. Suffoletta's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gieser include diabetes, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gieser accepts. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

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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, who practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Dr. Kipp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kipp trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for residency.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekdawi include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Ekdawi performed her residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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 sees patients in Orland Park, IL and Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sankary honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sankary attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Sankary is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson's medical specialty is surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Anderson-Nelson attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Anderson-Nelson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

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

Dr. Karen Botsoe specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Botsoe graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Edmund Vizinas works as an internist in Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vizinas include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO. Dr. Vizinas is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. James A Rupp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
321 N La Grange Road
La Grange Park, IL
 

Dr. James Rupp sees patients in Maywood, IL and La Grange Park, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rupp has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and preventive care. He is affiliated with Loyola Medicine. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: 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.