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Wenyu Huang, MD, PHD
Specializes in General Practice, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wenyu Huang's specialties are general practice and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Huang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Huang welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9301 Golf Road; Suite 302
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy's specialty is general internal medicine. She speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She graduated from Burdwan Medical College. Dr. Roy's training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Meena Malhotra MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1122 Willow Road; Suite B
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Meena Malhotra's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Malhotra honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended GSVM Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Malhotra is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune ... (Read more)

Kathryn M. Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard; Suite 225
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. She practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Petrungaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Petrungaro accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Exercise, Diabetes, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E. Bournias M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.81 stars (4 ratings)
3633 West Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias sees patients in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Greek. Dr. Bournias's areas of expertise include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bournias takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Diabetes, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dana R. Wood, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.41 stars (3 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Dana Wood works as a general practitioner and general internist. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wood's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Wood's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Gregory C. Bryniczka DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 1.85 stars (5 ratings)
7954 Oakton Street
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Bryniczka's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bryniczka's residency was performed at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Centegra Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Dr. Richard Royal Leitzen DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton Street
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Huntley, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Aurora, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, nail issues, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Centegra Health System. Dr. Leitzen honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Leitzen trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency.

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All Interests: Wounds, Hammer Toe, Fractures, Ligament Problems, Diabetes, Nail Issues, Heel Pain, Bunions

Dr. Sanjay P. Patel M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 E Golf Road; Suite 105
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL and Des Plaines, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Michael Gill MD PHD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 3.89 stars (3 ratings)
1030 W. Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Gill works as an internist and pediatrician in Maywood, IL and Park Ridge, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gill average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gill include diabetes, preventive care, and allergies. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Gill speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Medicine.

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All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Paresh A. Patel M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
1635 Oakton Place
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Paresh Patel specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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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