We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Orland Park, IL.

Dr. Farah Akhtar Hasan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Farah Hasan sees patients in Orland Park, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasan include thyroid problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Hasan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Mehul Ratilal Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
Park Place Executive Plaza; 14544 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mehul Vora practices adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Dr. Vora is especially interested in obesity, diabetes, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Vora attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. Dr. Vora honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Charnogursky include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
17031 Harlem Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Nittor Jayaram is an endocrinologist. Dr. Jayaram (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jayaram is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jayaram's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Density Test, Diabetes, Hormone Therapy

Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 223
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ayesha Akbar specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Akbar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akbar's clinical interests include diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. She graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Akbar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Edward Charles Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sankary include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Sankary is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sankary's residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Raju is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily McCann Tuerk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
15750 Marian Drive; Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Emily Tuerk's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Homer Glen, IL. Dr. Tuerk's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, preventive care, and breastfeeding issues. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Tuerk attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 South Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shahbain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbain speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shanti Nair, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Shanti Nair sees patients in Orland Park, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hickory Hills, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Nair (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Nair has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, premature babies, and general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Nair trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Premature Babies, General Care

Dr. Florie Ann Gonsch, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12450 S. Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Florie Gonsch's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Gonsch is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After attending Midwestern University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonsch takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Ewa V Hampston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12130 S Harlem Avenue; Suite B
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ewa Hampston specializes in family medicine and practices in Palos Heights, IL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hampston takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. She obtained her medical school training at Jagiellonian University Medical College and performed her residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. She speaks Polish. Dr. Hampston is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, 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.