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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryniczka include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He trained at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. Dr. Bryniczka is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to 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. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vajaria has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His training includes a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Irene Thevatheril specializes in family medicine. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Thevatheril's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Malayalam. Dr. Thevatheril is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Vinod Motiani is a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Motiani (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Dr. Motiani's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

Dr. Manual Malicay is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. The average patient rating for Dr. Malicay is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

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 Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Marwaha is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) speaks 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalra include diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Kalra attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a Naperville, IL physician who specializes in 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). Dr. Shah graduated from Midwestern University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 is a Naperville, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a general internist. Dr. Bouri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. Dr. Bouri's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Bouri honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Heitz is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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 works as an internist. Dr. Khurshid is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Khurshid (or staff) speaks 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' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Gorovits studied medicine at Saba University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorovits include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pulmonary function test (PFT). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gorovits (or staff) speaks 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.