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 in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Szmuilowicz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Szmuilowicz attended Harvard Medical School. She is 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 a physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Huang attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school.

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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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Rosselson's clinical interests: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is professionally 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. Dr. Rosselson obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her 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)

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

Dr. Debjani Roy's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Roy is a graduate of Burdwan Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. She speaks Bengali.

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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 works as a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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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Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is conversant in Greek.

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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 is a general internist. In Dr. Oren-Amit's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. Dr. Oren-Amit is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She is accepting 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 specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Petrungaro is professionally affiliated with 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Piest focuses on diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piest is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She 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 is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wood include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wood accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wood's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Levin is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is 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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