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W. Patrick Zeller MD

Endocrinologist
Academic Endocrine, Metabolism & Nutrition, Inc.
Wheaton, IL

About W. Patrick Zeller MD

W. Patrick Zeller, MD is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist with a private practice in the western suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Zeller is the founder and state chair of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Illinois Chapter.

Dr. Zeller received his MD from Loyola University of Chicago.  Dr. Zeller completed a pediatric residency at Northwestern University and a research and clinical fellowship in diabetes and insulin metabolism at Brown University.  He then joined the faculty at his alma mater Loyola University.

While at Loyola, Dr. Zeller established a division of Pediatric Endocrine, Metabolism and Nutrition, as well as a fellowship program in that division.  He founded The Pediatric Metabolic Support Team and The Metabolic Kitchen and started a research program in the ontogeny of glucoregulation with an emphasis on insulin metabolism and the molecular mechanism of glucose transporters.

When he retired from Loyola in 1997, Dr. Zeller was a Tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology.

Dr. Zeller has more than 200 publications, and he is a reviewer for multiple journals. He lectures extensively on glucose regulation and is focused on clinical endocrinology and documentation with electronic medical record and information technology to enhance patient care and physician reimbursement.

In 2010, Chicago Magazine named Dr. Zeller as a top endocrinologist in the Chicago area.

Articles Reviewed by W. Patrick Zeller MD

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms
The symptoms and signs of type 1 diabetes generally develop suddenly. If you or your child has several of the symptoms listed here, make an appointment with the doctor to be tested for diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes Overview
With type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone insulin, and without that, your body can’t use glucose appropriately, leading to many complications. Basic explanation of type 1 and introduction to article series.
Type 1 Diabetes Complications
Without good blood glucose control, type 1 diabetes can lead to a host of complications. Read this article to learn how to prevent short- and long-term complications.
Type 1 Diabetes Causes
Researchers aren’t entirely sure what causes type 1 diabetes, but they know that genes play a role, as do viral infections. Whatever triggers its development, type 1 diabetes involves the destruction of beta cells, which produce insulin.
Type 1 Diabetes Risk Factors
There are several risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes and Insulin
Taking insulin is an absolutely necessary treatment for people who have type 1 diabetes. Learn about the different types of insulin, where to inject it, and the best methods for insulin delivery. Explains insulin pumps.
Type 1 Diabetes Prevention
Right now, there’s no way to prevent type 1 diabetes. Researchers are hard at work, though, understanding what causes type 1 diabetes and how we can prevent it.

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