We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna PPO near Woodridge, IL.

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Dr. Emily D Szmuilowicz, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szmuilowicz's areas of expertise include diabetes and thyroid problems. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Szmuilowicz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Wenyu Huang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wenyu Huang sees patients in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Huang's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Huang's education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1329 Wolf Road
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy is an internist. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. She has a special interest in diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and NorthShore Medical Group. She studied medicine at Burdwan Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Roy is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Rosselson is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freilich honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich has an open panel.

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Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Dr. Bournias graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Bournias speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Diabetes, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gali R Oren-Amit, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Deerfield, IL and Highland Park, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Oren-Amit is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Oren-Amit is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kathryn Mackenzie Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Petrungaro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrungaro is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Lynn M Piest, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Piest sees patients in Highland Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piest include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Piest is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Dana Wood sees patients in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wood average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Wood attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Rachel K Levin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3613 Radcliffe
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rachel Levin works as a general pediatrician. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, learning disabilities, and premature babies. Dr. Levin is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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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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