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A specialised branch of endocrinology that is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of diabetes mellitus is known as diabetology. Diabetologists are generally endocrinologists with a special interest in diabetes.
Can I visit a diabetologist for my diabetes or should I visit an endocrinologist?
You can visit any of them as both are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Most diabetologists are endocrinologists who have taken specialised training in diabetes.
What kinds of diabetes can diabetologists treat?
Diabetologists can treat all types of diabetes including insulin-dependent diabetes, diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, and diabetes insipidus.
What are the types of tests that a diabetologist recommend?
Some of the tests that can be recommended by diabetologist are fasting blood sugar test, oral glucose tolerance test, random blood sugar test, and glycated haemoglobin test.
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