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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.
A Diabetologist is an endocrinologist who diagnoses and treats disorders related to the metabolic system. They provide treatment to different types of diabetic patients through medications, lifestyle modifications, diet, and exercise that help the patients in decreasing the levels of blood glucose or sugar. Diabetologists also 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:
There is no permanent cure for diabetes. However, Diabetologists will treat the patient to get diabetes into remission. The remission of diabetes represents no signs of the disease although the condition is still present in the body. There may be more chances of maintaining normal blood glucose levels through medications and lifestyle changes.
If an individual is suffering from any of the following medical conditions or diseases, then he/she should consult a Diabetologist.
Diabetologists are medical professionals who treat metabolic disorders particularly diabetes and Endocrinologists are the doctors who are specialized in treating all diseases and disorders that affect the endocrine organs. Since diabetes is one of the medical conditions in endocrinology, so Endocrinologists can also treat diabetic patients.
Yes, abnormal thyroid function can have a major influence on the control of diabetes. People with hypothyroidism have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Additionally, untreated thyroid conditions lead to diabetic complications and aggregate the symptoms of diabetes. So it’s necessary to have regular screening for thyroid disorders.
The most common tests performed to diagnose diabetes are:
Most of the individuals who are suffering from diabetes can have a few of the following common symptoms: