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Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaki include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. She is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek practices family medicine. Dr. Meek's clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Dr. Meek attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Geoffrey S Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; #100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kuhlman's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuhlman honors. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Kuhlman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rae attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among Dr. Philobos's clinical interests: diabetes, premature babies, and nutrition counseling. The average patient rating for Dr. Philobos is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos takes. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Dr. Sheri L Michaels, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Evans' area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Evans include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Evans's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Dr. Manuel Alaban Malicay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
402 W Boughton Road; #f
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Manuel Malicay practices general internal medicine in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange Park, IL. Dr. Malicay is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 W 135th Street; Suite 103
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Giacomi's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giacomi honors. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Shih's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shih accepts. She graduated from Rush Medical College. She is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Dr. Jennifer G Mc Gowen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer McGowen's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. McGowen's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McGowen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Dr. David E Winters, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. David Winters' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Winters's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder is a general pediatrician. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Sunder is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Tina M Brueschke, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tina Brueschke's area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brueschke include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brueschke is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Brueschke is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Dr. Rakesh M Marwaha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
640 S Washington Street; #380
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Marwaha's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Marwaha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. In addition to English, Dr. Marwaha (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Dattatreya Sambare, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
730 S. S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Datta Sambare is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sambare include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
404 W Boughton Road; Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Motiani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Motiani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Motiani's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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