We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna PPO near Woodridge, IL.

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

Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz, who practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Szmuilowicz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Huang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1329 Wolf Road
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Burdwan Medical College and performed her residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for her residency. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Rosselson's professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Freilich is a general internist. These areas are among Dr. Freilich's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Freilich welcomes new patients.

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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). 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bournias has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bournias is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Oren-Amit is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Oren-Amit is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kathryn Mackenzie Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Petrungaro's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Petrungaro's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Lynn M Piest, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Piest sees patients in Highland Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Piest include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piest accepts. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Piest's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Dana Wood's specialty is general internal medicine. She is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wood is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wood takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Rachel K Levin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3613 Radcliffe
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rachel Levin's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her clinical interests include diabetes, learning disabilities, and premature babies. Dr. Levin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Levin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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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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