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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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and South Elgin, IL. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bryniczka's clinical interests include sports health, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He trained at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. Dr. Vajaria is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Irene Thevatheril is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Thevatheril's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thevatheril speaks Malayalam. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Vinod Motiani sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Motiani is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Motiani is a graduate of Grant Medical College. Dr. Motiani (or staff) speaks 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Patients gave Dr. Malicay an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Marwaha's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalra include diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. Dr. Kalra is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kalra is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, warts, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Midwestern University. Dr. Shah is affiliated with 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 specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kumar at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of 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. Loveena Singh Bouri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1012 W. 95th Street; Suite 3
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Loveena Bouri works as an internist in Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bouri include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. Dr. Bouri is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Bouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bouri is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Luke Heitz sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Heitz's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Khurshid's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Khurshid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Bolingbrook, IL and Addison, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pulmonary function test (PFT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorovits is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Gorovits (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Polish. He is professionally 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.