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

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

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky practices adult endocrinology in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Charnogursky has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Farah Hasan specializes in adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in thyroid problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hasan obtained her medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

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

Dr. Mehul Vora is a specialist in adult endocrinology. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vora include obesity, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Vora is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vora is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Palos Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
15300 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nittor Jayaram specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and practices in Orland Park, IL and Tinley Park, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Jayaram (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Jayaram's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at Westchester Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jayaram 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, General Internal Medicine
15300 West Avenue; Suite 223
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ayesha Akbar's medical specialty is adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Dr. Akbar's clinical interests include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Akbar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. Dr. Akbar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Norma Lopez is an internist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Dr. Lopez 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. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Edward Sankary is a general internist in Orland Park, IL and Maywood, IL. He is a graduate of 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 especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Sankary average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankary accepts. Dr. Sankary is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Priya Raju is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Dr. Raju's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a general internist and pediatrician in Homer Glen, IL. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tuerk include diabetes, preventive care, and breastfeeding issues. Dr. Tuerk honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Palos Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahbain include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shahbain's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at West Suburban Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shahbain is conversant in Arabic.

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

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

Dr. Ewa Hampston's specialty is family medicine. She speaks Polish. Dr. Hampston is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and Palos Community Hospital. She is a graduate of Jagiellonian University Medical College and a graduate of St. Elizabeth's Hospital's residency program. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hampston's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Florie Gonsch works as a general internist in Evergreen Park, IL and Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Gonsch is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She graduated from Midwestern University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gonsch's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Shanti Nair's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, premature babies, and general care. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Nair's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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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