We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO near Gurnee, IL.

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Dr. Steven L Rabinowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1425 N Hunt Club Road; Suite 303
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Steven Rabinowe specializes in adult endocrinology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rabinowe's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabinowe honors. He has an open panel. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36100 N Brookside Drive; Suite 206
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Jason Kramer is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kramer has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Kramer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kramer accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Roberts Buchanan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2323 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, 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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All Interests: Heart Problems, Sports Health, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6400 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, 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. Fernando M Striedinger, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1508 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL
 

Dr. Fernando Striedinger's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Striedinger honors. Dr. Striedinger studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Edgewater Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Striedinger is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Lawrence J Ulanski II, MD
Specializes in Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Ulanski is a physician who specializes in ocular oncology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ulanski include diabetes, retinopathy, and eye trauma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Tumor, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Diabetes, Cancer, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal ... (Read more)

Erin M Smielewski
Specializes in Podiatry
351 S. Greenleaf Avenue; Suite C
Park City, IL
 

Dr. Erin Smielewski's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Her clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Smielewski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Smielewski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Wounds, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2323 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL
 

Dr. Fabiola Fernandez, who practices in Maywood, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and dysplasia. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Erie Family Health Center. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Fernandez welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Dysplasia

Dr. Laurette M Ferraresi, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1880 W. Winchester Road; Suite 101
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Laurette Ferraresi's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferraresi include individual psychotherapy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Major Depression, Phobias, Individual Psychotherapy, Grief, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Cancer, ... (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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