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We found 71 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze near Maywood, IL.

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Miller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more.

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadeem graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora practices adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include diabetes. Dr. Vora is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Dr. Vora performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mary Ann F Emanuele, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele practices adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emanuele include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Emanuele's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is an endocrinologist. Dr. Bayrakdar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. His clinical interests include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Bayrakdar average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Bayrakdar's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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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 is an adult endocrinologist in Hinsdale, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lee attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include 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 is an endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include diabetes. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Ms. Suffoletta is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gieser is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gieser include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Gieser is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Orland Park, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Sankary is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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. Dr. Sankary is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kipp include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kipp honors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. Ann Kellogg Kellogg, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ann Lal is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Lal's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lal attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Ekdawi's areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekdawi honors. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. James A Rupp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S First Avenue; (321 N. Lagrange Road, Lagrange Prk, Il. 60526)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Rupp's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine. Dr. Rupp accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Michael Gill, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gill is an internist and pediatrician. He speaks Russian. These areas are among Dr. Gill's clinical interests: diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gill at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2106 S 1st Avenue; Endocrinology Department
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez works as an internist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lopez include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lopez is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.