We found 20 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Glenview, IL.

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Emily D Szmuilowicz MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz's medical specialty is general practice and adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szmuilowicz include diabetes and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Szmuilowicz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Wenyu Huang is a physician who specializes in general practice and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Dr. Huang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Huang studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Huang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Mrs Wendy Joy Brickman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Wendy Brickman is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Brickman completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has a special interest in type 2 diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Brickman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Mary Lynn Kreiter MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Mary Kreiter is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Before performing her residency at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Kreiter attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kreiter's areas of expertise include the following: growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kreiter's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Anshu Anish Raj MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1723 Howard Street
Evanston, IL

Dr. Anshu Raj works as a general internist in Evanston, IL and Skokie, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raj takes. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, she performed her residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Raj (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi. Dr. Raj's professional affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Presence Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Robert A Freilich MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.51 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL

Dr. Robert Freilich's areas of specialization are general practice and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Freilich attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Di ... (Read more)

Janusz M Dudek MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4801 West Peterson Avenue; Suite 406
Chicago, IL

Dr. Janusz Dudek sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and metabolic disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Dudek is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dudek attended Jagiellonian University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Choles ... (Read more)

Dana R Wood MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.41 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Dana Wood specializes in general practice and general internal medicine and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among Dr. Wood's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Wood trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wood at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wood's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro is a general practitioner and internist in Highland Park, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrungaro include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Petrungaro completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Petrungaro is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Gali R OrenAmit MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit is a general practitioner and general internist. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Oren-Amit honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Oren-Amit's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr Matthew Brent Goren MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8901 Golf Road; Suite 201
Des Plaines, IL

Dr. Matthew Goren sees patients in Chicago, IL and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goren completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cancer, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Goren is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Eyelid Problems, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Corne ... (Read more)

Dr Thomas E Bournias MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave Dr. Bournias an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Bournias speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Dr David Roberts Buchanan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1285 Hartrey Avenue
Evanston, IL

Dr. David Buchanan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchanan include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Buchanan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Buchanan graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Sports Health, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Hypertension

Dr Nirmala A Shah MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6374 N. Lincoln Avenue; Suite 311
Chicago, IL

Dr. Nirmala Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Humana HMO, AARP, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Shah completed her residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Immigration Issues, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Women's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Centegra Health System. For his professional training, Dr. Bryniczka completed residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among Dr. Leitzen's clinical interests: diabetes, nail issues, and hammer toe. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Leitzen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Centegra Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

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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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