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

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency 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. Susan Shapiro Braithwaite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
3048 W Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susan Braithwaite practices adult endocrinology, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and adrenal disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Braithwaite honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

Dr. Maria Cardenas practices adult endocrinology in Chicago, IL. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardenas is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cardenas welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Stephanie Drobac's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Drobac is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Drobac takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Drobac has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Anita Swamy is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. 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. She 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. Mark E Molitch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Molitch sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. Dr. Molitch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Molitch trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Molitch has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brickman include type 2 diabetes. 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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Brickman has a closed panel. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency.

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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

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

Dr. Stephen Duck specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Duck focuses on diabetes. Patients gave Dr. Duck an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Duck attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Theodore Mazzone is an endocrinologist. Dr. Mazzone's clinical interests encompass diabetes and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazzone takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mazzone attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Dhali an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dhali (or staff) is conversant in Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiha is affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Debjani Roy's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Roy is a graduate of Burdwan Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. She speaks Bengali.

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

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

Dr. Mark Rosanova specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosanova is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Dr. Rosanova takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Rosanova's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery 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's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He completed his residency training at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Gill works as an internist and pediatrician. Dr. Gill is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gill include diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine. Dr. Gill takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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 in Wheaton, IL, Dekalb, IL, and South Elgin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Leitzen include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He welcomes new patients.

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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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