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We found 68 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 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. Stephen Daniel Skjei, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Skjei is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Skjei accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 is an endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist. In his practice, Dr. Zeller focuses on diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeller accepts. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Zeller has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zeller's hospital/clinic 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. Zeenat Parveen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Zeenat Parveen practices adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali. Dr. Parveen is especially interested in diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She graduated from Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Parveen's residency was performed at Westlake Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

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

Dr. Wahid Kassar's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Kassar graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kassar completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Weight Management

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

Dr. William Bayer specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Carol Stream, IL. Dr. Bayer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bayer's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayer takes.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Aileen Westrick works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Westrick studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Westrick completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kohli trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli's clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Kohli is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sunil Matiwala works as a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Matiwala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Surat. For his residency, Dr. Matiwala trained at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, 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. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, 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
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, 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. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi works as an internist and pediatrician. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Santi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Winfield, IL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moline is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Moline trained at MacNeal Hospital.

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

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
705 Warrenville Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Bryniczka's clinical interests include sports health, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryniczka honors. Dr. Bryniczka completed his residency training 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.

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Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, 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)

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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.