MBBS, MD - General Medicine
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Dr. Ravi G R is a Diabetologist and General Physician in Kilpauk, Chennai and has an experience of 20 years in these fields. Dr. Ravi G R practices at Apollo First Med Hospitals in Kilpauk, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1997 and MD - General Medicine from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2002. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),American Diabetes Association (ADA),International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Type 1 Diabetes Treatment,Diabetes in Children,Diabetes Management and Insulin Treatment etc.
Q: Who is a diabetologist?
A: Diabetologist is an endocrinologist doctor who has specialized training in metabolic disorders to treat patients with diabetes and its complications.
Q: When do I need to see a dibetologist?
A: When a person with diabetes is suffering from recurring low blood sugar or having very high blood sugar, which can not be managed with the care of a general physician then one should go to a diabetologist. When there is a family history of diabetes or when one notices symptoms like repeated infections, wounda that dont heal, excessive thirst or hunger, one should see a diabetologist.
Q: Are diabetologists and dieticians the same?
A: A diabetologist helps patients to control high blood sugar with dietary changes and medication. However, a dietician is a specialist who is trained to plan your diet depending upon your health and nutritional requirements to manage and achieve your health goals.
Q: Should I go to a diabetologist for weight loss?
A: A diabetologist can help to manage low or high blood sugar levels but is not specialized for weight loss therapy.
Q: Can a diabetologist treat diabetes insipidus?
A: No, diabetologist is trained to diagnose and treat diabetes mellitus, but he can not treat diabetes inspires.