We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. William Patrick Zeller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
245 W. Roosevelt, Building 14; Suite 150
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. W. Zeller is an adult endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Zeller is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, down syndrome, and endometrial cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Zeller is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Endometrial Cancer, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sapna Sanjay Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sapna Shah is an adult endocrinology specialist in Geneva, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and pregnancy. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Laura Koeppel Tagle, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Laura Tagle is an internist. Dr. Tagle's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Tagle attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tagle takes. Dr. Tagle has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident, Carolinas Medical Center and Marvin M. McCall, III Outstanding Houseofficer Awa, Carolinas Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Lisa M Rondeau, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rondeau's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Rondeau is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rondeau welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Nirali Patel, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
302 Randall Road; Suite 208
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, acne, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She speaks Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Burandt's clinical interests: diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burandt's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton.

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Dr. Thomas E Eng, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Eng's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Eng include diabetes, foot problems, and holistic approaches. Dr. Eng is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Eng completed a residency program at MacNeal Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Eng welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jason M Carter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Jason Carter's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Carter graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carter honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Carter's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Edward J Ward III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 200
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Edward Ward's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ward include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ward is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ward attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ward trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Daniel J Kruse, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 200
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kruse practices family medicine. Dr. Kruse's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kruse's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Monica S Chirila, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Monica Chirila practices family medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and newborn care. Dr. Chirila is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Chirila honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients. She completed her residency training at St. Francis Hospital. She is conversant in Romanian.

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Dr. Edwin V Espinosa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Edwin Espinosa specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Bartlett, IL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Espinosa's clinical interests: diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Espinosa attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Brian W Zator, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 W Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Brian Zator practices family medicine in Bartlett, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zator include diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zator takes. Dr. Zator's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Resurrection Medical Center. Dr. Zator's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Hay Fever, General Care

Eveline Faith Tan
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Eveline Tan is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tan include diabetes, sports health, and wounds. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Tan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, Wounds

Dr. Valerie Arango Heidenry, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1180 W. Wilson; Suite E
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Valerie Heidenry is an adult nephrology specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Heidenry performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Heidenry is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Jennifer S Fredericks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
820 S Il Route 59
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks specializes in family medicine and practices in Bartlett, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Fredericks studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fredericks trained at West Suburban Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fredericks accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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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