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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 practices adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Szmuilowicz's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szmuilowicz attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with 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 an endocrinologist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Huang performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Huang is open to new patients.

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

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). In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. She studied medicine at Burdwan Medical College. She trained at Chicago Medical School for her residency. Dr. Roy's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Robert Freilich's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Bournias a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Bournias speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias 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. Kathryn Mackenzie Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Petrungaro attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Petrungaro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit is an internist. Dr. Oren-Amit's clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Oren-Amit attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Oren-Amit has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Piest works as a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL. In Dr. Piest's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Piest is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Piest has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Dana Wood is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wood include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She 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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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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Levin is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Levin studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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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.