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We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept CIGNA PPO near Plainfield, IL.

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
12426 S Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kipp include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Kipp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
12426 S Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Ekdawi's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Ekdawi completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kaki is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

O Kent Kent Mercado
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
24024 West Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. O. Mercado specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Carol Stream, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Mercado (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, foot problems, and leg ulcers. Dr. Mercado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Mercado trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mercado is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Leg Ulcers

Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Sunder's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sunder is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Gaurav P Vajaria
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
24020 W. Riverwalk Court
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vajaria has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His training includes a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalpesh M Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12820 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Kalpesh Patel is a Plainfield, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and acne. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Arthur S Pettigrew, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Arthur Pettigrew's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, blood pressure problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Pettigrew is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Pettigrew takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems, Weight Management, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Himadri Mahesh Patel, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Himadri Patel specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul is a family practitioner. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanna Wilk, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23826 135th Street; Suite 103
Planfield, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Wilk's medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Wilk's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilk graduated from Medical University of Bialystok. She is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera works as a general internist in Romeoville, IL. Dr. Vera graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Vera include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Vera speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Bruce C Corwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin practices family medicine in Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patients gave Dr. Corwin an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Corwin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 135th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Giacomi's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Giacomi graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Dattatreya Sambare, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
730 S. S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Chicago, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sambare attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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.