We found 91 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Riverside, IL.

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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. Dr. Vora has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and a graduate of King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College's residency program. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally 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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Bayrakdar average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayrakdar takes. Before performing his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Bayrakdar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Bayrakdar has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Miller graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Emanuele honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Emanuele attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charnogursky's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Nadeem's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

Dr. Hong Lee is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

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

Ms. Cristina Suffoletta's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Ms. Suffoletta include diabetes. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Dr. Edward C Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue; (16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park, Il. 60467)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary sees patients in Orland Park, IL and Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sankary's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sankary include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Sankary accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lopez's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez's 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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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

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 is an internist. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Rupp performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His clinical interests include diabetes and preventive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson works as a surgeon and ophthalmologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Anderson-Nelson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Anderson-Nelson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Dr. Noha S Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among Dr. Ekdawi's clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ekdawi attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2910 Harlem Avenue; #1
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Dr. Rohail is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Rohail's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan sees patients in Countryside, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Khan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Scott Duncan Robertson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Scott Robertson's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Robertson is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Robertson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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