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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 sees patients in West Chicago, IL and Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeller include diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zeller speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Sapna Shah is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Cancer, Weight Management, Adrenal Disorders, Pregnancy, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Laura Tagle is an internist. Dr. Tagle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Carolinas Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Chief Resident, Carolinas Medical Center and Marvin M. McCall, III Outstanding Houseofficer Awa, Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Tagle is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rondeau's medical residency was performed at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rondeau honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Eng's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Eng is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Burandt works as a family practice physician. Dr. Burandt attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Burandt completed residency programs at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burandt's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Holistic Medicine, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Manipulation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Carter specializes in family medicine and practices in Wheaton, IL and Geneva, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter takes. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Kruse works as a family practitioner. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kruse honors. Dr. Kruse is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Nirali Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and acne. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Patel graduated from Midwestern University. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Acne, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Ward's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Charles, IL. Dr. Ward studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ward takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Preventive Care, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Tan has a special interest in diabetes, sports health, and wounds. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Wounds, Diabetes

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

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks' area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fredericks graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at West Suburban Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fredericks is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Marie Fish, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Fish's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at MacNeal Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fish is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Monica Chirila specializes in family medicine and practices in Bartlett, IL. She is conversant in Romanian. Dr. Chirila's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She trained at St. Francis Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chirila accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Duncan McNaughton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Scott McNaughton is a Saint Charles, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. McNaughton is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Chronic Illness

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

Dr. Edwin Espinosa works as a general internist and pediatrician in Bartlett, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Espinosa accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Espinosa speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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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.