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Dr. Noha S Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
12426 S Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ekdawi attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaki include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. She is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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O Kent Kent Mercado
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
24024 West Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. O. Mercado is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Carol Stream, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and leg ulcers. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercado trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mercado (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Mercado is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Leg Ulcers

Dr. Arthur S Pettigrew, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Arthur Pettigrew works as a family medicine physician in Plainfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pettigrew include diabetes, blood pressure problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pettigrew is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Pettigrew's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems, Weight Management, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Michael A Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
12426 S Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Dr. Kipp honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center's residency program. Dr. Kipp's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. Himadri Mahesh Patel, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Himadri Patel is a family practitioner in Plainfield, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts.

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Dr. Kalpesh M Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12820 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Kalpesh Patel practices general internal medicine in Plainfield, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, emphysema, and acne. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Dr. Joanna Sala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23826 135th Street; Suite 103
Planfield, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Wilk's medical specialty is family medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Wilk honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilk graduated from Medical University of Bialystok. She is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 135th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Giacomi's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giacomi honors. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera practices general internal medicine in Romeoville, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Vera is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vera graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Bruce C Corwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Corwin's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder is a general pediatrician. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Sunder is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Dattatreya Sambare, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
730 S. S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Datta Sambare is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sambare include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Dr. Madhuri R Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Grant Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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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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