MBBS, MD - General Medicine
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Dr. R Sundararaman is a Diabetologist and General Physician in Vadapalani, Chennai and has an experience of 36 years in these fields. Dr. R Sundararaman practices at SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani, Chennai. He completed MBBS from University Of Madras, India in 1984 and MD - General Medicine from University Of Madras, India in 1988. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Fellow Of Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons,fellow of american college of chest physicians,Association of Physicians of India,Research Society Of Diabetes In India,American College of Physicians,American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American College of Clinical Endocrinology. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Insulin Treatment,Diabetes Management and Gestational Diabetes Management 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.