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Dr. DEBASIS BASU is a Diabetologist and General Physician in Salt Lake, Kolkata and has an experience of 28 years in these fields. Dr. DEBASIS BASU practices at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Salt Lake, Kolkata. He completed MBBS from NRS Medical College, (CU) in 1991 and DM from Utkal University, (Cuttack) in 1996. He is a member of American Diabetes Association: member, European Society of Cardiology(Preventive Cardiology) Member Cardiology Society of India : member. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Fever Treatment,Hypertension Treatment,Diabetes Management,Joint and Muscle Problems and Anemia Treatment etc.
58, Canal Circular Road, On E.M. Bypass Road, Landmark: Opposite Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kolkata
Mon - Sun
01:00 - 02:00
Dr. Basu along with his extensive ecosystem of healthcare providers, connects well with patients to really understand their issues and ailments. With his extensive experience, he is able to diagnosis root cause seamlessly and his extensive support system provides round the clock medical care and mental support.
Dr. Debasis Basu is like a God, he is very friendly, his behavior towards the patient will make the patient very comfortable. I had high blood pressure and anxiety, he has treated me well. With the help of his prescribed medications, I am now cured.
Q: Who is a diabetologist?
A: A diabetologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diabetes and its complications. A diabetologist is an endocrinologist who specializes in treating diabetes. All endocrinologists treatthe conditions arising due to hormonal imbalance, but a diabetologist has in-depth knowledge about diabetes and its co-existence with other diseases like hypertension.
Q: When do I need to see a dibetologist?
A: You need to see a diabetologist, if your blood glucose levels are higher than the normal values and if you experience symptoms of diabetes such as desire to urinate often, severe thirst and hunger, weakness, weight loss, slow healing of wounds and frequent fungal infections. If you have a family history of diabetes or if you experience low blood sugar, its a good time to consult a diabetologist.
Q: Are diabetologists and dieticians the same?
A: No, diabetologists and dieticians are not the same. A diabetologist may ask you to visit a dietician after diagnosing your condition and prescribing medications to treat diabetes. A dietician will study your health reports and accordingly suggest a diet, necessary and safe for you to help manage diabetes, weight loss and any other weight loss goals you might have.
Q: Should I go to a diabetologist for weight loss?
A: No, if your need for weight loss is not associated with diabetes, then you should not visit a diabetologist. In case of weight gain in conditions like diabetes, a diabetologist will suggest exercises, yoga and refer you to a dietician who will help you with weight loss. If you are on treatment for diabetes and start losing weight without apparent reason, consult a diabetologist.
Q: Can a diabetologist treat diabetes insipidus?
A: Diabetes insipidus is a condition where a person has normal blood glucose levels but needs to urinate extremly frequently and has extreme thirst. Your doctor may refer you to a nephrologist or an enodcrinologist if you are diagnosed with diabetes insipidus. So, a diabetologist cannot treat diabetes insipidus.