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We found 100 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Westchester, IL.

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a pediatric endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem, who practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Vora is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Evergreen Park, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Maywood, IL. He speaks Arabic. In Dr. Bayrakdar's practice, he is particularly interested in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Bayrakdar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Bayrakdar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bayrakdar's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mary Ann F Emanuele, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emanuele include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Emanuele's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Emanuele has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Charnogursky's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Dr. Charnogursky accepts 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 professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Hong Lee works as an endocrinologist in Hinsdale, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lee attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Ms. Cristina Suffoletta practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism in Chicago, IL and Westchester, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Suffoletta is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 202
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ahmed accepts several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westlake Hospital for residency. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pap Test, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems, Pain Management

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

Dr. Edward Sankary is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sankary has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Sankary is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes 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. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Kipp's clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. In Dr. Gieser's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gieser is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Noha Ekdawi's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Ekdawi graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Ekdawi trained at Mayo Clinic. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Ann Kellogg Kellogg, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ann Lal is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Maywood, IL, Riverside, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. In her practice, Dr. Lal focuses on diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lal's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

Dr. Michael Gill, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gill is a general internist and pediatrician in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gill's clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gill speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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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.