We found 75 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Burr Ridge, IL.

Dr. Nila M Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nila Vora practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Vora graduated from the University of Mumbai and then she performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. Her clinical interests include diabetes and aviation medical exams. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vora takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following 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
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Evergreen Park, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Maywood, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Dr. Bayrakdar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bayrakdar is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Bayrakdar's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mary Emanuele specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Emanuele studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Emanuele completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky is an adult endocrinology specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Charnogursky focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Charnogursky takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Charnogursky attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charnogursky's professional 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. Sarah Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Nadeem's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Nadeem's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Her residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Dr. Hong Shing Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
201 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 26
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez works as a general internist. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez accepts. Dr. Lopez graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Dr. James A Rupp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
321 N La Grange Road
La Grange Park, IL
 

Dr. James Rupp's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rupp include diabetes, preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Rupp is affiliated with Loyola Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Susan J Anderson-Nelson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson practices surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. She has a special interest in diabetes and macular degeneration. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Anderson-Nelson graduated from Rush Medical College. She completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Anderson-Nelson's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Dr. Noha S Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ekdawi attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Scott Duncan Robertson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Scott Robertson is a La Grange, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Robertson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Robertson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Stanislava Coufal, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2c
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Stanislava Coufal's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, learning disabilities, and premature babies. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coufal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Coufal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Czech, Polish, and Russian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Coufal's practice is open to 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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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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