We found 69 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Robbins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2001 Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. 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. Dr. Miller is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program.

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

Dr. Stephen Daniel Skjei, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Skjei's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Skjei is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Skjei attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Skjei is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. W. Zeller's specialties are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, down syndrome, and endometrial cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Zeller attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Zeller trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zeller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Wahid Kassar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 419
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Wahid Kassar is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kassar include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Kassar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Kassar is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Zeenat Parveen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Zeenat Parveen works as an adult endocrinologist in Cherry Valley, IL, Rockford, IL, and Carol Stream, IL. She is especially interested in diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parveen attended Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital for medical school and subsequently trained at Westlake Hospital for residency. Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali. Dr. Parveen is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Heart Failure, Blood Pressure Problems, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Aileen Hariman Westrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Aileen Westrick's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Westrick is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Westrick is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. William C Bayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. William Bayer's specialty is adult endocrinology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Bayer's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bayer attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Bayer's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohli takes. Dr. Kohli is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Sunil N Matiwala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Sunil Matiwala is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Matiwala graduated from Government Medical College, Surat. His training includes a residency program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Matiwala is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Jon Paul Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jon Gieser specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include diabetes, laser surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gieser is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kipp's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kipp honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Kipp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kipp's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santi accepts. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Santi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Kathleen Carroll Carroll, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 501
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Moline practices family medicine in Winfield, IL. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Moline takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Moline attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Moline's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. In addition to English, 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Joaquin I Heng, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Joaquin Heng is a general internist in Carol Stream, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Heng trained at West Suburban Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Heng is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Jonathan Charles Delew, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Delew specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delew's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delew takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Delew welcomes 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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