We found 14 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept CIGNA PPO near Plainfield, IL.

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

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Ekdawi has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ekdawi graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Suma Kaki's specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaki include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. She studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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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. Dr. Pettigrew is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, blood pressure problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

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

Dr. O. Mercado works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Carol Stream, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. He has a special interest in diabetes, foot problems, and leg ulcers. Dr. Mercado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mercado accepts. His practice is open to new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Mercado completed a residency program at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. In addition to English, Dr. Mercado (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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

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

Dr. Michael Kipp sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Dr. Kipp accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. 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. Himadri Mahesh Patel, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Himadri Patel practices family medicine in Plainfield, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Kalpesh Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Plainfield, IL. Dr. Patel is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and acne. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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

Dr. Joanna Wilk practices family medicine. Dr. Wilk speaks Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilk include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She is a graduate of Medical University of Bialystok. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wilk honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Mark Giacomi specializes in family medicine and practices in Plainfield, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giacomi attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Claudia Vera sees patients in Romeoville, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vera include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vera is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Plainfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Corwin's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Nithya Sunder's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sunder honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has an open panel. Dr. Sunder graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Datta Sambare is an internist in Chicago, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sambare include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Sambare honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Osmania Medical College.

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

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yemul include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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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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