We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept AARP near Geneva, IL.

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Sapna Shah, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Endocrinology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sapna Shah's medical specialty is general practice and adult endocrinology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Shah attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and pregnancy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, Pregnancy, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Thomas E Eng, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Eng's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Eng's training includes a residency program at MacNeal Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and holistic approaches. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eng's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Osteopathic Medicine, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Laura Tagle, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Laura Tagle is a general practitioner and internist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tagle include diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. Dr. Tagle's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tagle is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Carolinas Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 4.58 stars (4 ratings)
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Wheaton, IL and Geneva, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burandt's clinical interests include diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Burandt is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton.

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All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Scott D McNaughton, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Scott McNaughton sees patients in Saint Charles, IL. His medical specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. McNaughton's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. McNaughton is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Chronic Illness

Eveline F Tan, DPM
Specializes in General Practice, Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 3.66 stars (3 ratings)
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Eveline Tan's specialties are general practice, podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), and foot & ankle surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sports health, and wounds. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Tan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, Wounds

Jason M Carter, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 3.91 stars (6 ratings)
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Jason Carter's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. Dr. Carter is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Carter is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Carter attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Edward J Ward III, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 4.46 stars (28 ratings)
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 200
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Edward Ward works as a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ward trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ward's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Ward a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Ward has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Melissa Marie Fish, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Fish's specialties are general practice and family medicine. She practices in Saint Charles, IL. Dr. Fish studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fish trained at MacNeal Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Fish takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Daniel J Kruse, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 200
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kruse is a Saint Charles, IL physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kruse accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Kruse is accepting new patients.

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

Jose Magana, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
2635 Church Road; Suite 201
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Jose Magana is a general practitioner and internist. Dr. Magana's clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Magana completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Magana is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Magana is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Ebrahim Amani, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 4 stars (11 ratings)
1049 E Wilson Street; Suite 160b
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Ebrahim Amani is a general practitioner and family practice physician. He is a graduate of Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University and a graduate of Akron General Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amani include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Dr. Amani's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Amani has an open panel.

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Norbert M. Becker MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
1000 Randall Road; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Norbert Becker is an ophthalmologist in Geneva, IL. He is especially interested in diabetes and inflammatory eye disease. Dr. Becker takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Becker attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Becker is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Inflammatory Eye Disease, Diabetes

John P Vaikutis, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 4.66 stars (16 ratings)
2800 Beverly Drive
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. John Vaikutis' areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Vaikutis's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vaikutis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Vaikutis is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Kevin M. King MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
1000 Randall Road; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Kevin King works as an ophthalmologist in Geneva, IL. Dr. King attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. King's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK

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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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