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Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora works as an endocrinologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Vora is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vora's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and aviation medical exams. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Vora attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Aviation Medical Exams

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is a specialist in adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. Bayrakdar a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Bayrakdar has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Bayrakdar has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele is an endocrinologist. Dr. Emanuele's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emanuele takes. Dr. Emanuele has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Louis H Philipson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Louis Philipson practices adult endocrinology in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Philipson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philipson's clinical interests encompass diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Philipson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Il. 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky works as an adult endocrinologist in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Charnogursky's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. Dr. Charnogursky has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charnogursky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Sanjay K Bansal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Bansal works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bansal include diabetes and adrenal disorders. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Bansal's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Elizabeth E Littlejohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Littlejohn's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Littlejohn graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is especially interested in type 2 diabetes. She takes Medicare insurance. She speaks French. Dr. Littlejohn is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Endocrine Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. David A Ehrmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Ehrmann is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Ehrmann's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ehrmann attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ehrmann trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ehrmann has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hirsutism

Dr. Silvana Pannain, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Silvana Pannain specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pannain include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and metabolic syndrome. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Pannain is a graduate of the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Pannain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Dr. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Diseases, Vitamin D ... (Read more)

Dr. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N. Elm Street; St. 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hinsdale, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

Dr. Ronald N Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Cohen's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen accepts Medicare insurance. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Dianne Deplewski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Dianne Deplewski's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Deplewski is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Deplewski has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Chaiyapon Couropmitree, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3416 Harlem Avenue
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Chaiyapon Couropmitree is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Riverside, IL. He is a graduate of ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Couropmitree has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Couropmitree is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Thai. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Obesity, Hirsutism

Dr. Elbert S Huang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elbert Huang's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Huang accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huang's residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. David Gerard De Marco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue; Loyola Outpatient Center 3300
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. David De Marco practices general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. De Marco focuses on primary care, diabetes, and internal medicine. Dr. De Marco honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, The American College Of Physicians. Dr. De Marco is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Primary Care

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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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