We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Unicare HMO near Naperville, IL.

Showing 1-11 of 11
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Vinod G Motiani MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.93 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
404 W Boughton Road; Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Vinod Motiani practices general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Motiani is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Motiani attended medical school at Grant Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Motiani trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Motiani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Edward Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Osteoporosis, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr Luke Joshua Heitz MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Luke Heitz's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Heitz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Heitz attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Chronic Illness, Chronic Kidney Dis ... (Read more)

Sumin Shah DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1012 95th Street; Suite 7
Naperville, IL

Dr. Sumin Shah is a family practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include warts, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Mole Excision, Arthri ... (Read more)

Dr Manuel Alaban Malicay MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.27 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
402 W Boughton Road; #f
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Manuel Malicay's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. These areas are among Dr. Malicay's clinical interests: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and thyroid problems. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Malicay (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Malicay is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Thy ... (Read more)

Dr Irene Thomas Thevatheril MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3080 W. Ogden; Suite #204
Lisle, IL

Dr. Irene Thevatheril's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thevatheril is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thevatheril speaks Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Cont ... (Read more)

Loveena S Bouri MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1012 W. 95th Street; Suite 3
Naperville, IL

Dr. Loveena Bouri practices general internal medicine in Downers Grove, IL and Naperville, IL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bouri include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Bouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, Fatigue

Dr Rakesh Marwaha MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
Average rating 2.36 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Marwaha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Marwaha include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Marwaha graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Vertigo, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr Naila Khurshid MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL

Dr. Naila Khurshid is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Khurshid's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khurshid accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Khurshid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Weight Management, Cholesterol Problems

Dr Arun Amirthalingam Kumar MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
931 W 75th Street; Suite 127
Naperville, IL

Dr. Arun Kumar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Naperville, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Kumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr Sandeep Kalra MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL

Dr. Sandeep Kalra sees patients in Naperville, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kalra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. Dr. Kalra's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Aetna, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr Anatoly Gorovits MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 E Boughton Road; #140
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Anatoly Gorovits sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL and Addison, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pulmonary function test (PFT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Gorovits graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Gorovits (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Polish. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Hypertension, Weight Management, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therap ... (Read more)

Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.