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 have specialized training in metabolic disorders. They treat diabetic patients through medications, lifestyle modifications, exercises, and diet. Diabetologists help the patients to lower their blood glucose or sugar levels and work closely with diabetic educators, nurses, renal physicians, podiatrists, and ophthalmologists to educate, treat, and monitor the patients.
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:
Patients who are suffering from diabetes should consult a Diabetologist at least once in 3 to 4 months or 4 to 6 months. A healthy individual can consult a Diabetologist once in a year to check his/her sugar levels.
Diabetologists are medical professionals who treat people suffering from diabetes and Endocrinologists are the doctors who are specialized in treating all diseases that affect the endocrine organs. However, Endocrinologists can also treat diabetic patients, as diabetes is one of the conditions of endocrinology.
Some of the tests suggested by Diabetologists are:
There are 3 main types of diabetes, and they are: