MBBS, DNB - General Medicine
Medical Registration Verified
Working as a Physician, Diabetologist and Critical care Specialist.
Q: Who is a diabetologist?
A: Diabetologist is an endocrinologist doctor who has specialized training in metabolic disorders to treat patients with diabetes and its complications.
Q: When do I need to see a dibetologist?
A: 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.
Q: Are diabetologists and dieticians the same?
A: 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.
Q: Should I go to a diabetologist for weight loss?
A: A diabetologist can help to manage low or high blood sugar levels but is not specialized for weight loss therapy.
Q: Can a diabetologist treat diabetes insipidus?
A: No, diabetologist is trained to diagnose and treat diabetes mellitus, but he can not treat diabetes inspires.