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Dr. William Patrick Zeller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
245 W. Roosevelt, Building 14; Suite 150
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. W. Zeller specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zeller include diabetes, growth problems, and down syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeller graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Zeller speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Zeenat Parveen, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Zeenat Parveen specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Parveen attended medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. For her professional training, Dr. Parveen completed a residency program at Westlake Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parveen include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Dr. Parveen honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Heart Failure, Blood Pressure Problems, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. William C Bayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. William Bayer practices adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bayer is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bayer is accepting new patients. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Wahid Kassar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 419
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Wahid Kassar specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Wheaton, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lisle, IL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kassar's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kassar attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, Dr. Kassar speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Daesman N Suri Hoden, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2001 Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Daesman Suri sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, pituitary tumor, and pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Suri average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Suri is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Aileen Hariman Westrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Aileen Westrick, who practices in Carol Stream, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Westrick is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Westrick trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carrie Ann Zimmer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Carrie Zimmer specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Wheaton, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Zimmer attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zimmer is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and more. Dr. Zimmer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Stephen D Skjei, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 240
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Skjei is an adult endocrinology specialist in Wheaton, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Skjei average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Skjei attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Matheni Sathananthan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 202
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Matheni Sathananthan works as an adult endocrinologist in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Sathananthan attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed works as a general internist. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Ahmed has an open panel.

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Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi works as a general internist and pediatrician. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Santi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Kathleen Carroll Carroll, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 501
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Moline specializes in family medicine and practices in Winfield, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Moline graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at MacNeal Hospital. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moline's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Preventive Care

Dr. Beth E Larson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson practices family medicine in Wheaton, IL. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larson include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Larson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Acute Care, Menopause, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Robin L Pastore
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Central Dupage Foot & Ankle; 1n141 County Farm Road #100
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Robin Pastore specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bunion surgery, and orthotics. Dr. Pastore is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). His residency was performed at Millcreek Community Hospital. Dr. Pastore has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
705 Warrenville Road; Suite B
Wheaton, 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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Dr. Farah N Hashemi, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 104
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Farah Hashemi is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Hashemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, infections, and skin issues. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hashemi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Wounds, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Infections

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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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