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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Szmuilowicz trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szmuilowicz is especially interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Szmuilowicz's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Huang attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Debjani Roy sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Burdwan Medical College for medical school, Dr. Roy completed her residency training at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy's 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. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Hoffman Estates, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Rosselson is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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

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. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich is accepting 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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests 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. Dr. Bournias is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bournias trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Bournias speaks Greek. Dr. Bournias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Cataract ... (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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Oren-Amit's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Oren-Amit studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Petrungaro's clinical interests: 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. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Petrungaro attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program 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 is an internist in Highland Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Piest has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Piest's office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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 practices general internal medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Wood's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wood's practice is open to 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's specialty is general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Levin's clinical interests include diabetes, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Attention ... (Read more)

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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.