We found 34 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Schaumburg, IL.

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Dr. Ellen Eunhae Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; 111
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Luis Soruco is an adult endocrinology specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and Barrington, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. Dr. Soruco is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Soruco is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Mary Lynn Kreiter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kreiter works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Kreiter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Kreiter is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; Suite 155
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy practices general internal medicine. She is conversant in Bengali. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Burdwan Medical College and performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Roy honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosanova attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosanova include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosanova honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosanova's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bryniczka welcomes new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Bryniczka completed residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 502, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Rosselson is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rosselson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh sees patients in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, she performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh honors. Dr. Parikh's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mahrukh Subhani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Dr. Mahrukh Subhani; One Tiffany Point, Suite G15
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mahrukh Subhani is a Bloomingdale, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Subhani's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. Patient ratings for Dr. Subhani average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, Dr. Subhani performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Subhani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Frank C Chao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
490 Lake Street; Suite 101
Roselle, IL
 

Dr. Frank Chao's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Chao a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ashwani Kumar Garg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2200 W Higgins Road; Suite 225
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ashwani Garg's medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, women's health issues, and weight loss. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Garg trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Weight Loss

Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Leitzen's clinical interests include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Leitzen completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 730, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alter has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Sunita Talwar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 306
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Talwar specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Talwar is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Talwar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks' area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Fredericks is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Fredericks is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lawrence J Schouten, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
290 Springfield Drive; Suite 290
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Schouten sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schouten include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Schouten is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schouten accepts. Dr. Schouten is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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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