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We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Ellen Eunhae Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Leslie Rabinowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
660 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 306
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Steven Rabinowe's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowe include diabetes. Dr. Rabinowe is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Rabinowe is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Stephanie Drobac, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Drobac's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Drobac include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Drobac is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Stephen C Duck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Duck is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Duck has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Duck is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Laura D Stern, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Laura Levin is a pediatric endocrinologist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Heights, IL. In her practice, Dr. Levin focuses on endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Levin attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Anthony J Pick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #201
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Pick's specialty is adult endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pick is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Pick is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders, Cushing's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Shana Glueck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
600 Central Avenue; #315
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Glueck sees patients in Highland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Glueck's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Glueck is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Glueck is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Adrenal Disorders, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Jason Kramer is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kramer attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kramer's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich works as a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Freilich attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freilich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. John J Munsell, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Waukegan Road; Suite 1200
Lake Bluff, IL
 

Dr. John Munsell is a general internist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munsell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Munsell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Munsell attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Lawrence Joseph Ulanski II, MD
Specializes in Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Ulanski is an ocular oncology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology specialist. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, retinopathy, and eye trauma. Dr. Ulanski takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Tumor, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Diabetes, Cancer, Eye Problems, Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Samuel Kaskel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 102
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Larry Kaskel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaskel include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaskel's office for an appointment. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kaskel has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Latasha D Nelson, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
660 N Westmoreland Road; #303
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Latasha Nelson's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and ultrasound (sonogram). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Ultrasound

Dr. Gali R Oren-Amit, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1777 Green Bay Road; Suite 201
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit is an internist in Deerfield, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Oren-Amit's areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Oren-Amit is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Monika McLain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 102
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Monika McLain is an internist. She is especially interested in diabetes, preventive care, and perimenopause. Dr. McLain is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. McLain completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McLain has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Perimenopause, 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.