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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.