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Dr. Gowtham H, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Gowtham H

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

5 YRS Exp.

M.B.B.S ,MD General medicine

You pay 800

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48

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English, Tamil, Hindi

Location

Apollo Clinic, Velachery, Chennai

Available at 21:30 PM

Dr. Dhanraj K, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Dhanraj K

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

23 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine)

You pay 1000

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60

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English, Hindi, Telugu

Location

Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Available at 23:30 PM

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr Zulkarnain, Diabetologist Online
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Dr Zulkarnain

Diabetologist

2 YRS Exp.

MBBS, PGDM, FFM

You pay 400

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24

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English, Hindi, Kannada, Urdu

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Apollo Clinic, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

Available at 0:30 AM

Dr. Dipankar Debnath, General Practitioner Online
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Dr. Dipankar Debnath

General Practitioner

14 YRS Exp.

MBBS. PGDGM. FCGP Geriatric Medicine, General Physician

You pay 600

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36

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English, Hindi, Bengali

Location

60 Plus Clinic, Kolkata

Available at 0:30 AM

Dr. K Muralidaran. Senior Consultant, Diabetologist Online
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Dr. K Muralidaran. Senior Consultant

Diabetologist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS,PG Dip in Diabetology,Masters in Diabetology,

You pay 600

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36

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Tamil, Telugu, English

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Apollo Sugar Clinics Kolathur, Chennai

Available tomorrow

Available at 1:30 AM

Dr Darshana R, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr Darshana R

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

9 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, DNB (Internal Medicine), Diploma in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , Fellowship in Diabetes

You pay 500

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30

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English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic, JP nagar, Bengaluru

Available at 1:30 AM

Dr. Vivek, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Vivek

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

2 YRS Exp.

MBBS

You pay 400

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60

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English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

Available at 1:30 AM

Dr. Raveendran Sr, Diabetologist Online

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Diabetologist

14 YRS Exp.

MBBS,MD,D.DIAB,FSM

Starts at ₹ 200

Language

English, Hindi, Tamil

Location

S R Clinic, Chennai

Available at 2:30 AM

Dr. Anand Kalaskar, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Anand Kalaskar

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, PGDEDM

You pay 650

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39

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Marathi, English, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam

Location

Apollo Clinic, Nigdi, Pune

Available at 2:30 AM

Available tomorrow at 6:30 AM

Dr. Chaithanya R, Internal Medicine/ Covid Consultation Specialist Online
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Dr. Chaithanya R

Internal Medicine/ Covid Consultation Specialist

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetes(UK), CCEBDM(PHFI)

You pay 850

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128

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English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu

Location

Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

Available at 2:30 AM

What is Diabetology?

Diabetology is a field of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a chronic medical condition characterised by high blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is caused by the body's inability to produce or effectively use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels. Diabetology is concerned with diagnosing and treating all forms of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Who is a Diabetologist?

A diabetologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Diabetologists are the best doctors for diabetes as they are experts in managing and preventing complications associated with diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and blindness.

Diabetes can have a significant impact on a patient's life, and diabetologists work closely with patients to ensure their condition is well-managed. A specialist for diabetes often works in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, such as primary care physicians, endocrinologists, dietitians, and nurses.

When Should You Consult a Diabetologist?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or are experiencing symptoms such as frequent urination, increased thirst, unexplained weight loss, or blurred vision, you should consider consulting a diabetologist.

A diabetes doctor can help you manage your blood sugar levels through medication management, dietary changes, exercise recommendations, and lifestyle modifications. Additionally, if you have any complications associated with diabetes, such as neuropathy or retinopathy, it's important to seek the expertise of a diabetologist.

What Medical Conditions Do Diabetologists Treat?

In addition to managing diabetes itself, diabetologists also treat several medical conditions that can arise from poorly managed diabetes. These conditions include:

  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels that can result from taking too much insulin, not eating enough, or exercising excessively
  • Hyperglycemia: High blood sugar levels that can result from not taking enough insulin, eating too much, or being physically inactive
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): A serious complication of diabetes where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Damage to the retina of the eye caused by high blood sugar levels
  • Diabetic Neuropathy: Nerve damage caused by high blood sugar levels

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by Diabetologists?

Diabetologists may perform several types of procedures to diagnose and manage diabetes. Some of the common procedures include:

  • Hemoglobin A1C Test: A blood test that measures long-term blood sugar control over the past two to three months
  • Glucose Tolerance Test: A diagnostic test used to assess how well your body processes glucose
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A procedure where a small sensor is placed under the skin to measure blood sugar levels continuously.
  • Insulin Pump Therapy: A treatment option for people with type 1 diabetes that involves wearing a small pump that delivers insulin through a catheter under the skin.

How Can I Consult a Diabetologist?

To consult with a diabetologist, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. Your diabetes doctor will work with you to create an individualised treatment plan based on your specific needs and medical history.

During your initial consultation, your specialist for diabetes will perform a thorough physical exam and review any previous lab work or medical records. They may also order additional diagnostic tests to better understand your condition and tailor treatment according to your requirements.

The Role of Diabetologists in Healthcare

Diabetes is a complex medical condition that requires ongoing management and care. The role of sugar specialists in healthcare is to provide specialised expertise in managing diabetes and its associated complications.

Sugar specialists work closely with patients to develop personalised treatment plans that consider individual health needs, lifestyle factors, and medical history. Their aim is to help patients achieve good blood sugar control and prevent future complications associated with diabetes.

In conclusion, diabetology is a crucial medical speciality that plays a significant role in managing diabetes and its related complications. If you have diabetes or are experiencing symptoms associated with the condition, consulting a specialist for diabetes can be an important step in managing your health effectively. By working with a sugar doctor, you can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that helps you maintain healthy blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of developing long-term complications.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Diabetologists can treat all types of diabetes including insulin-dependent diabetes, diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, and diabetes insipidus.

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.