We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Unicare HMO near Naperville, IL.

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1900 W Ogden Avenue; Suite 101
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Bryniczka is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryniczka accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Bryniczka trained at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Irene Thomas-Thevatheril Thevatheril, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3080 W. Ogden; Suite #204
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Irene Thevatheril practices family medicine. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thevatheril's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
404 W Boughton Road; Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Motiani is an internist in Bolingbrook, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Motiani (or staff) speaks Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Motiani's clinical interests: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Motiani honors.

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Dr. Loveena Singh Bouri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1012 W. 95th Street; Suite 3
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Loveena Bouri sees patients in Naperville, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bouri's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Bouri (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Manuel Alaban Malicay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
402 W Boughton Road; #f
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Manual Malicay's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Malicay studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Sumin B Shah, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1012 95th Street; Suite 7
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sumin Shah's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include well woman gynecology, warts, and cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University.

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Dr. Sandeep Kalra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Kalra works as an internist in Naperville, IL. Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalra honors.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Arun Amirthalingam Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
931 W 75th Street; Suite 127
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Arun Kumar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Naperville, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Rakesh Marwaha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Marwaha (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Naila Khurshid, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Naila Khurshid specializes in general internal medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Khurshid is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Khurshid attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Khurshid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Weight Management, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Luke Joshua Heitz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Luke Heitz's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heitz include diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Heitz studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Anatoly Gorovits, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 E Boughton Road; #140
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Anatoly Gorovits is an internist. These areas are among Dr. Gorovits's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Gorovits (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Polish. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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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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