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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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 306
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Steven Rabinowe's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Rabinowe has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Rabinowe attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rabinowe is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Stephanie Drobac is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Drobac is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Drobac is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Unfortunately, Dr. Brickman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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

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

Dr. Stephen Duck is a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duck include diabetes. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Duck attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She is professionally 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pick at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pick takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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

Dr. Maria Rosselson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rosselson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jason Kramer works as a general internist in Gurnee, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Dr. Kramer has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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 physician who specializes in ocular oncology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, retinopathy, and eye trauma. His professional affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Ulanski is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Ulanski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin works as an internist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kopin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Munsell's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munsell is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Kathryn Mackenzie Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Petrungaro attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Petrungaro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1777 Green Bay Road; Suite 201
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit is an internist. Dr. Oren-Amit's clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Oren-Amit attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Oren-Amit has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 102
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Monika McLain practices general internal medicine in Vernon Hills, IL and Libertyville, IL. Dr. McLain 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. She is especially interested in diabetes, preventive care, and perimenopause. Patient ratings for Dr. McLain average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McLain takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She welcomes new patients.

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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.