1. Who is a diabetologist?
Diabetologist is an endocrinologist doctor who has specialized training in metabolic disorders to treat patients with diabetes and its complications.
2. When do I need to see a dibetologist?
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.
3. Are diabetologists and dieticians the same?
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.
4. Should I go to a diabetologist for weight loss?
A diabetologist can help to manage low or high blood sugar levels but is not specialized for weight loss therapy.
5. Can a diabetologist treat diabetes insipidus?
No, diabetologist is trained to diagnose and treat diabetes mellitus, but he can not treat diabetes insipidus.
Diabetologists are endocrine doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and management of diabetes and other diseases associated with it. They help patients to manage the disease with lifestyle modifications and medications. Diabetologists also collaborate with Podiatrists, Neurologists and Ophthalmologists to treat health issues associated with diabetes.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Diabetologist:
A Diabetologist mainly treats diabetes, which can be of the following types:
An individual experiencing any of the following symptoms can visit a Diabetologist:
Diabetologists perform diagnostic and other laboratory tests to evaluate the disease and check the effectiveness of the given treatment. Some of the tests are: