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

Dr. Steven Rabinowe practices adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rabinowe's clinical interests include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rabinowe studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Rabinowe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She has a closed panel. Dr. Brickman graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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

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

Dr. Stephen Duck is a pediatric endocrinologist in Skokie, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Duck's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Elizabeth Phillips Kunreuther, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 101
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kunreuther is an adult endocrinology specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Kunreuther's clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and pituitary disorders. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kunreuther is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Levin specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. Levin is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. In her practice, she is particularly interested in endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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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 Jack Pick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 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 professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stephanie Drobac works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Drobac include diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Drobac average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Drobac is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Drobac attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Drobac has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Ellen E Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
900 N. Westmoreland Avenue, Suite 110; 660 N Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Kim has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Maria Rosselson, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Rosselson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Kramer's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Kramer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Kramer completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich works as a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Freilich completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freilich is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Latasha Nelson works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Dr. Nelson has a special interest in high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and ultrasound (sonogram). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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, High Risk Pregnancy

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

Dr. John Munsell's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Munsell's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Munsell is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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 specialty is general internal medicine. In Dr. Oren-Amit's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oren-Amit welcomes new patients. She graduated from 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. Lawrence J 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 retina specialist, ocular immunologist, and ocular oncology specialist. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Ulanski's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, retinopathy, and eye trauma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ulanski takes. Dr. Ulanski's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Petrungaro's areas of expertise include the following: 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. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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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.
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