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Nila Vora MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.14 stars (12 ratings)
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora is an adult endocrinology specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vora's clinical interests include diabetes and aviation medical exams. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College for residency. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally 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
average rating 4.7 stars (10 ratings)
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayrakdar honors. Dr. Bayrakdar has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hyperglycemia, Diabetes

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

Dr. Hong Lee's specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Emanuele's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Emanuele is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Louis H. Philipson MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.79 stars (4 ratings)
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Louis Philipson works as an adult endocrinologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Philipson has a special interest in diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Philipson takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Philipson has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Gerald Charnogursky MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.84 stars (8 ratings)
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Il. 60457)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky sees patients in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Charnogursky's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of 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 professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

David A. Ehrmann MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.9 stars (5 ratings)
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Ehrmann is an adult endocrinologist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehrmann include thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and type 2 diabetes. The average patient rating for Dr. Ehrmann is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ehrmann attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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

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

Dr. Sarah Nadeem is an endocrinologist. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Nadeem include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Nadeem honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Nadeem is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

Ronald N. Cohen MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Cohen's specialty is adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Cohen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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

Dianne Deplewski MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Dianne Deplewski is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deplewski include diabetes, growth problems, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Deplewski is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Deplewski has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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

Mr. Chaiyapon Couropmitree MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
3416 Harlem Avenue
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Chaiyapon Couropmitree is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Couropmitree's clinical interests include obesity, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Couropmitree honors. He speaks Thai. Dr. Couropmitree is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

Elbert S. Huang MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elbert Huang works as a general internist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Huang takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Huang is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. David De Marco sees patients in Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include primary care, diabetes, and internal medicine. Dr. De Marco takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. De Marco has received the following distinction: Fellow, The American College Of Physicians. He is affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Primary Care

Dr. Tahir Rohail MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
2910 S Harlem Avenue
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rohail attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Rohail's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Arthritis, Heart Failure, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

Jennifer K. Bussell, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 101
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Bussell specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Bussell attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at MacNeal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She 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), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bussell is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Norma A. Lopez M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Lopez's clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lopez attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Lopez accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, ... (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.
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