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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. 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. Dr. Miller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Cardenas attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Cardenas is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Stephanie Drobac sees patients in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Patients gave Dr. Drobac an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Drobac has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Anita Swamy is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Swamy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Swamy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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 Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
3048 W Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susan Braithwaite works as an adult endocrinologist, internist, and general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braithwaite include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and adrenal disorders. Dr. Braithwaite accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Mark Molitch specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Molitch is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Molitch trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman works as a pediatric endocrinologist. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Brickman's areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Brickman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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

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

Dr. Stephen Duck, who practices in Skokie, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Duck's training includes a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Duck include diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Duck average 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duck honors. Dr. Duck is 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Skokie, IL, Chicago, IL, and Evanston, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mazzone attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mazzone 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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Dhali (or staff) speaks Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Dhali graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dhali takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Chiha's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Dr. Rosanova's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosanova trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosanova takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. 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 sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for 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. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy's hospital/clinic 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Bryniczka a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His residency was performed at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka welcomes new patients.

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Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Wheaton, IL, Dekalb, IL, and South Elgin, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Leitzen welcomes new patients.

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Dr. David Alan Brandt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Brandt's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Brandt completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Brandt is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: 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.