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We found 31 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Niles, IL.

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Robbins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Maria Olga Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5215 N California Avenue; Suite 603
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Cardenas is an endocrinologist. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Cardenas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Stephanie Drobac, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
9977 Woods Drive; Suite 240
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Drobac's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Drobac include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Drobac is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Mark E Molitch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Molitch is an adult endocrinology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Molitch's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Molitch completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Molitch's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Cushing's Disease, Acromegaly

Dr. Anita Narayan Swamy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anita Swamy is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Swamy's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Swamy is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Susan Shapiro Braithwaite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
3048 W Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susan Braithwaite is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and adrenal disorders. She is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braithwaite accepts. Dr. Braithwaite obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Transplant Procedures, Adrenal Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman is a pediatric endocrinologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Brickman is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Stephen C Duck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
9977 Woods Drive; Suite 240
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Duck is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Duck has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Duck is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9977 Woods Drive; Suite 300
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Mazzone sees patients in Skokie, IL, Chicago, IL, and Evanston, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Mazzone include diabetes and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazzone has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Jayshree Dhali, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2740 W Foster Avenue; Suite 316
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jayshree Dhali's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Dhali completed her residency training at Chicago Medical School. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dhali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Weight Loss, Diabetes

Dr. Maguy Maurice Chiha, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2901 W Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maguy Chiha is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Chiha has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiha honors. She is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5872 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Dr. Rosanova's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Rosanova an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9301 Golf Road; Suite 302
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Burdwan Medical College. Dr. Roy's medical residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. She speaks Bengali. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton Street
Niles, 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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Dr. David Alan Brandt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Brandt works as a general internist. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Brandt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brandt is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Michael Gill, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1030 W. Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gill's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Gill an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Gill completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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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.