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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Skjei include diabetes. Dr. Skjei is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Zeller attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, down syndrome, and endometrial cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zeller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zeller's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. William Bayer, who practices in Carol Stream, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Bayer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bayer is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zeenat Parveen, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Zeenat Parveen works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali. Dr. Parveen's areas of expertise include 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 trained at Westlake Hospital for her residency. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Carol Stream, IL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Westrick include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Westrick accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wahid Kassar is an endocrinologist in Wheaton, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lisle, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kassar include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kassar accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Kassar's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mandeep Kohli specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kohli completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. 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. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sunil Matiwala is a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matiwala include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Surat and performed his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Matiwala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Santi is a general internist and pediatrician in Wheaton, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santi is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Winfield, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Moline is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Moline's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Moline performed her residency at MacNeal Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Joaquin Heng specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Carol Stream, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Heng include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heng is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Heng is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Beth E Larson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson specializes in family medicine. Dr. Larson's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Larson attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Larson speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Mark P Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
150 E. Willow Avenue; Suite 300
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nelson practices family medicine in Wheaton, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, asthma, and general care. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Nelson honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Ronald G Severino Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Severino's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Severino is conversant in Italian. His areas of expertise include diabetes, newborn care, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Severino has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Severino is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Asthma, Disabilities, Cholesterol Problems, Newborn Care, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Susan J Anderson-Nelson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson is a physician who specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Anderson-Nelson's clinical interests: diabetes and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Anderson-Nelson is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

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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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