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

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

Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz specializes in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Szmuilowicz include diabetes and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Szmuilowicz attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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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's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Huang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Burdwan Medical College, she performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rosselson's clinical interests include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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 practices general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Thomas Bournias is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bournias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bournias takes. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Bournias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Diabetes, ... (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's specialty is general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Oren-Amit focuses on diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Oren-Amit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oren-Amit is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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 is an internist. These areas are among Dr. Petrungaro's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Piest an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Piest is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Her practice is open to 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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Northbrook, IL, Roselle, IL, and Addison, IL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Levin's clinical interests include diabetes, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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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