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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. 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, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Dr. Steven Rabinowe practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Rabinowe's clinical interests include diabetes. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rabinowe takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Stephanie Drobac sees patients in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Patients gave Dr. Drobac an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Drobac has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman works as a pediatric endocrinologist. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Brickman's areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Brickman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Insulin Resistance

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

Dr. Stephen Duck, who practices in Skokie, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Duck's training includes a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Duck include diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Duck average 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duck honors. Dr. Duck is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Laura Levin is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Levin is especially interested in endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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; Suite 201
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Pick specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pick 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Maria Rosselson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Hoffman Estates, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Rosselson is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and 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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Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich is accepting new patients.

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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 a medical specialist in ocular oncology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology. He has a special interest in diabetes, retinopathy, and eye trauma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ulanski accepts. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Ulanski completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jason Kramer's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Kramer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Waukegan Road; Suite 1200
Lake Bluff, IL
 

Dr. John Munsell is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munsell accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Munsell attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Jeffrey David Kopin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 201
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kopin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Kopin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Oren-Amit's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Oren-Amit studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Monika McLain's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, preventive care, and perimenopause. Dr. McLain is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McLain accepts. Dr. McLain's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Perimenopause, Diabetes

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

Dr. Latasha Nelson is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and ultrasound (sonogram). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Ultrasound

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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.