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We found 10 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Szmuilowicz at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szmuilowicz takes. 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 is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He works in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Huang honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Peking University Health Science Center for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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

Dr. Jennifer Shana Glueck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
600 Central Avenue; #315
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Glueck is an adult endocrinologist in Highland Park, IL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glueck's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glueck welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Glueck attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Adrenal Disorders, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maria Rosselson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosselson's areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosselson takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rosselson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

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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. Dr. Roy speaks Bengali. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Roy graduated from Burdwan Medical College and then she performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. She 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. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bournias's 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bournias is conversant in Greek. Dr. Bournias is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Freilich is a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Freilich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Mackenzie Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard; #225
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Petrungaro's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Petrungaro accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Exercise, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana R Wood, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Dana Wood practices general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wood include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wood takes. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wood has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Levin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She 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.