We found 24 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Niles, IL.

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

Dr. Mark Molitch is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. Dr. Molitch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Molitch has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Susan Shapiro Braithwaite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
3048 W Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susan Braithwaite is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Braithwaite graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and adrenal disorders. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Braithwaite is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
9977 Woods Drive; Suite 240
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Duck is a pediatric endocrinologist in Skokie, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Duck's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Jayshree Dhali works as an endocrinologist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhali honors. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Dhali completed her residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Dhali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
9977 Woods Drive; Suite 240
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Drobac works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Drobac include diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Drobac average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Drobac is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Drobac attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Drobac has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Maguy Chiha's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Chiha accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Debjani Roy works as a general internist in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and NorthShore Medical Group. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Burdwan Medical College for medical school, Dr. Roy completed her residency training at Chicago Medical School. She speaks Bengali.

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

Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bournias is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bournias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Diabetes, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kate Lynn Katarzyna Swiatnicka, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5215 N. California Avenue; Suite 602
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kate Maxouris practices family medicine. She studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw. Dr. Maxouris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Maxouris is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9977 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Anna Purinson practices general internal medicine in Skokie, IL, Niles, IL, and Lincolnwood, IL. She studied medicine at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at Aurora Health Care. Clinical interests for Dr. Purinson include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Purinson speaks Russian. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton Street
Niles, 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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Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leitzen include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Fractures, Ligament Problems, Laser Treatment, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bozena Grazyna Mulvenna (Sznajder), MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5215 N. California Avenue; Suite 602
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bozena Theodoropoulos' specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Theodoropoulos include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Theodoropoulos is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Theodoropoulos completed a residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Theodoropoulos is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 N River Road; Suite 315
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel practices general internal medicine in Bloomingdale, IL and Des Plaines, IL. Before performing his residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 West Golf Road; Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Dr. Alter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Alter is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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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