We found 13 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Bryniczka a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His residency was performed at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka welcomes new patients.

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Gaurav P Vajaria
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. He has a special interest in foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Vajaria trained at The University Hospital, Newark. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vajaria at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Hinsdale, IL and Lisle, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thevatheril honors. Dr. Thevatheril graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Thevatheril welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Bouri's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bouri honors. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Bouri attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bouri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Arun Kumar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Vinod Motiani's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Motiani include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. Dr. Motiani is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Motiani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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

Dr. Manual Malicay works as a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange Park, IL. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. Dr. Malicay is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Malicay attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Marwaha an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marwaha takes. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

Dr. Sandeep Kalra sees patients in Naperville, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kalra is especially interested in diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Kalra takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Aetna, and more.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems

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

Dr. Sumin Shah practices family medicine in Naperville, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, warts, and cancer screening. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Midwestern University.

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

Dr. Anatoly Gorovits' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Gorovits (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Gorovits is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Gorovits attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Khurshid accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Khurshid (or staff) speaks 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 specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heitz include diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial 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.