We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Glenview, IL.

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Dr. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Brickman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her clinical interests encompass type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brickman honors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Brickman has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Mary Lynn Kreiter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kreiter's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Kreiter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Kreiter takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has a closed panel. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiter's residency was performed at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Dr. Emily D Szmuilowicz, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Szmuilowicz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szmuilowicz accepts. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Szmuilowicz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Laura D Stern, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Laura Levin's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Levin's medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Her areas of expertise include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Wenyu Huang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Wenyu Huang specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 practices general internal medicine. She attended Burdwan Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freilich attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Greek. His clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bournias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bournias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bournias has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton Street
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Wheaton, IL, Aurora, IL, and Streamwood, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bryniczka include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (ABBHH). Dr. Bryniczka's training includes residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryniczka honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Streamwood, IL, and Niles, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Leitzen include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Fractures, Ligament Problems, Laser Treatment, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Buchanan practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Waukegan, IL. Dr. Buchanan's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Buchanan attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buchanan's office for an appointment.

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Dr. John C Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8780 Golf Road; Suite 304
Niles, IL
 

Dr. John Michael specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. These areas are among Dr. Michael's clinical interests: diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Michael is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryoretinopexy, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Surgery, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 N River Road; Suite 315
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center for residency. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 West Golf Road; Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alter include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Alter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Alter attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Goren's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Goren include diabetes, cancer, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Goren completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Gali R Oren-Amit, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Oren-Amit is especially interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Oren-Amit attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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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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