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We found 35 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Matheni Sathananthan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 202
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Matheni Sathananthan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Sathananthan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sathananthan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Metabolic Disorders, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Skjei works as an endocrinologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Skjei attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Skjei include diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Skjei 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 sees patients in West Chicago, IL and Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeller include diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zeller speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeller's professional 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. Carrie Ann Zimmer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Carrie Zimmer's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and more. Dr. Zimmer studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Zeenat Parveen, who practices in Cherry Valley, IL, Carol Stream, IL, and Rockford, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Dr. Parveen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Parveen is a graduate of Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. Her medical residency was performed at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Wheaton, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kassar is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kassar trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx for his residency. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bayer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Daesman N Suri, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2001 Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Daesman Suri is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Suri is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suri takes. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Suri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Pituitary Tumor

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

Dr. Aileen Westrick is an adult endocrinologist. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Westrick accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Iram Ahmed's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and South Elgin, IL. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bryniczka's clinical interests include sports health, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He trained at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Kathleen Moline specializes in family medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moline is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moline is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Heng attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at West Suburban Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Heng is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Nausheen Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
560 Belmont Lane
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Nausheen Hasan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Hasan's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Hasan graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Epilepsy, Asthma, Heartburn, Acne, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadia M Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 206
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Nadia Khan sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, preventive care, and asthma. Dr. Khan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Khan's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Jay J Seymour, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jay Seymour practices family medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seymour accepts. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Seymour is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Weight Management

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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.