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We found 92 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Riverside, IL.

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Robbins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is an adult endocrinologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nadeem attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Nadeem takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora specializes in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. She trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College for residency. In her practice, Dr. Vora focuses on diabetes. Dr. Vora's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar practices adult endocrinology in Evergreen Park, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Maywood, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. The average patient rating for Dr. Bayrakdar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emanuele accepts. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Emanuele attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Il. 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky, who practices in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Charnogursky's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Charnogursky attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Ms. Cristina Suffoletta's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Ms. Suffoletta include diabetes. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gieser trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. Gieser's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Gieser honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, 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
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, 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. Edward Charles Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue; (16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park, Il. 60467)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Sankary's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sankary attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sankary's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botsoe honors. Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Susan J Anderson-Nelson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson is a specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Anderson-Nelson has a special interest in diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Anderson-Nelson welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Dr. James A Rupp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S First Avenue; (321 N. Lagrange Road, Lagrange Prk, Il. 60526)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Rupp's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among Dr. Rupp's clinical interests: diabetes and preventive care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rupp is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Michael Gill, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gill specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gill average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gill include diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine. He 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. For his professional training, Dr. Gill completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, 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.