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

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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. Dr. Bryniczka's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (ABBHH). For his professional training, Dr. Bryniczka completed residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Manuel Malicay's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Malicay's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Malicay is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Loveena Bouri specializes in general internal medicine. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bouri include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bouri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bouri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Thevatheril is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Thevatheril is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sumin Shah is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, warts, and cancer screening. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Midwestern University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Vinod Motiani practices general internal medicine in Bolingbrook, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. Dr. Motiani's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Motiani is a graduate of Grant Medical College. Dr. Motiani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook.

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

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha is an internist in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Marwaha include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Marwaha attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marwaha accepts.

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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. Dr. Heitz's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sandeep Kalra practices general internal medicine. Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kalra's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Kalra is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Kumar is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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

Dr. Naila Khurshid practices general internal medicine. Dr. Khurshid has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Khurshid (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

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

Dr. Anatoly Gorovits is an internist in Bolingbrook, IL and Addison, IL. Dr. Gorovits's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pulmonary function test (PFT). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Gorovits (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Gorovits is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook.

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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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