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1. Who is a diabetologist?
Diabetologists are medically trained doctors who are specialized in treating metabolic disorders including diabetes mellitus along with it's complications. They help in managing the sugar- level of the patients.
2. When do I need to see a dibetologist?
One can see a diabetologist when there is a family history of diabetes, age >40 years, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or with symptoms like excessive hunger,thirst or urination, getting tired easily, etc.
3. Are diabetologists and dieticians the same?
Diabetologists are medically qualified professionals who diagnose and treat diabetes along with their complications with diet plan, exercise plan and medications. On the other hand, a dietitian is an expert in dietetics; i.e. human nutrition and the regulation of diet.Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems like weight gain.
4. Should I go to a diabetologist for weight loss?
For weight loss, you should seek an advise of a dietician. If you have any symptoms associated with weight loss like increased hunger/thirst, frequent urination, wounds that don’t heal, then you should immediately seek advise of a diabetologist.
5. Can a diabetologist treat diabetes insipidus?
Diabetes insipidus occurs when the body can't properly balance the body's fluid levels.It is a condition related to a hormone called anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), or vasopressin. It is mainly diagnosed and treated by endocrilnologists who are doctors who specialize in glands and the hormones they make.