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

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

Dr. Ellen Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Luis Soruco is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. Dr. Soruco is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Soruco graduated from Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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 in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Kreiter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kreiter honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital for residency.

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

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

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

Dr. Mark Rosanova is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Rosanova's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Maria Rosselson is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosselson takes.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Debjani Roy's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Burdwan Medical College. Dr. Roy's medical residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Roy speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Bryniczka is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryniczka include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Bryniczka completed residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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 practices general internal medicine in Bloomingdale, IL. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Subhani's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and pap test. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Subhani attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Subhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Subhani is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leitzen takes. Dr. Leitzen's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Leitzen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Fractures, Ligament Problems, Laser Treatment, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel C Alter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 730, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter is a retina specialist in Des Plaines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Alter's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alter honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nirali Parikh works as a general internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Parikh studied medicine at Government Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Chao performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, General ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ashwani Garg's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Garg's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, women's health issues, and weight loss. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Garg is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Sunita Talwar is an internist in Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Talwar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talwar include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Talwar is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fredericks honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fredericks is open to new patients. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
901 Biesterfield Road; Suite 111
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Khaja's clinical interests include physical exams, skin lesions (growths or marks), and diabetes. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Khaja's residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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.