Diabetes Reversal Program
Developed by India’s best Diabetes Doctors
Dr. S.R. Aravind
30 years' experience
MBBS, DNB (Internal Medicine), Fellowship in Diabetology, FRCP Glasgow, FRCP Edinburgh, FRSSDI
Dr. Chandrika KM
23 years' experience
MBBS, PGDDM, CCEBDM, CDE, FACE (USA), Visiting Clinician Mayo Clinic (USA), Fellow ISPAD Harvard University Joslin Diabetes Center
Dr. Mohammad Suleman Hussain
13 years' experience
MBBS, PG Dip in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Diploma in Diabetology
Best diabetes doctors answer
Commonly Asked Questions
How many consultations will I get?
- For Type 2 Diabetes , you get a total of 6 Consultations in a span of 12 months
- Pre-Diabetes Pack is 4 months long and you get 2 Consultations in total
How much experience do these doctors have?
All our doctors have an experience of 20 years and above in helping patients dealing with Diabetes.
Will I get the above doctors?
Yes! You have the option to choose your diabetologist doctor with Sugar.fit.
Along with the above doctors, we have more best-in-class Sugar Specialists ready to serve you!
How will the doctor help me with my Diabetes?
- Once you join Sugar.fit, a dedicated doctor of your choice is assigned to you
- Our doctor's goal is to help you normalize sugar levels, reduce medication and maintain a healthy body weight
- Upon understanding your medical history and goals, the doctor will personalize a program that's well suited for you
- You get 6 consultations with your doctor in a 12-month program
- These consultations are 1-to-1 private sessions where you and the doctor will discuss your personal progress, concerns, etc.
- The doctor will also track your progress on Sugar.fit app, and then suggests necessary changes in nutrition, physical activity, medication, etc.
Success Stories after reversing diabetes
|Sugar Level:||240 mg/dL110 mg/dL|
“With Sugar Fit it has been a pleasant Experience overall. The support from the team was excellent. Right from onboarding whenever I had an issue, it has been resolved on priority. The sugar fit app needs a special mention, which is really user friendly and very informative. Overall the journey till now has been very satisfying, motivating and helpful. I can’t thank sugar fit enough for bringing about this reversal journey and allowing me to lead a healthy and happy life.”
|Sugar Level:||300 mg/dL120 mg/dL|
“This is the best part of the program. Sugar fit helped me to change my eating habits very smoothly. I am very comfortable throughout the journey. I can’t thank them enough. As without any difficult to adapt changes i achieved my goal successfully. They provide me different alternatives to junk food. Earlier i used to remain tensed. Since my diabetes reversal i feel very happy, mentally. I will recommend only sugar fit to others. It is a result oriented program and the people who are running it have tremendous amount of knowledge.”
|Sugar Level:||330 mg/dL140 mg/dL|
“After i joined sugar fit my lifestyle changes have happened drastically and I am loving that. My coach follows with me everyday regarding my food and regarding my physical activity which keeps motivating me, right? Because of that everyday i walk 15 kilometres. I work out for 20 minutes. And i do meditation as well. The best part is the app actually gives you a notification that ‘hey this is your walking time’ and ‘hey this is your meditation level’. And all of this come through the app.”
|Sugar Level:||200 mg/dL160 mg/dL|
“Can you believe that a person like me who never used to go for a walk, now i walk 5000 to 6000 steps everyday. I used to take insulin but now i don’t need it. In just 14 days sugar fit helped me reduce insulin dependency that was required for the past 4-5 years. That is a miracle!”
“The result was with walking, exercising, proper food my weight in few months came down by 11 kgs and my sugar also came down drastically. I have now reduced my insulin because of the reduction of sugar readings. And i am very thankful that i am because i am feeling very fit and fine and having full of energy. I thank sugarfit Anna shiroy and Dr. Belly appa.”
“Before Sugar fit, my Hba1c is 11.3, now it has come down to 6.3. My weight has gone down from 80kg to 73kgs. I have also got my medications done. With proper diet i started to feel improving my energy levels. From sugar fit learnings i will be able to keep my sugar levels down through out my life time.”
|Sugar Level:||200 mg/dL110 mg/dL|
“Earlier i was not sure about the impact of food intake in my body. But now i am quite mindful of what i am eating. Something which i feel is not good for me. I can easily resist food or snack right now. Before this program it was very hard to do the same. The level of self control has come through this program which is one thing i was happy about.”
“I noticed not only my blood sugar levels start coming under control, but also my weight reduced and my waist measurement reduced which i was required to measure once a week. My wife tells me that my energy levels are much better now and that is true because i feel happy about exercising and going for a walk. My fasting and post prandial sugar levels are now at 98 and 99 respectively. I definitely feel that taking on the sugar fit program was a blessing for me. I started feeling proud of myself. I started feeling good about practising good habits. Eating healthy, sleeping well and proper exercises. So my life has changed because of my lifestyle has changed.”
|Sugar Level:||130 mg/dL100 mg/dL|
“Sugar fit does not treat us as customer, but as a friend. They treat us like we are part of the same family. They are always working towards your well being. Sugar fit did a tremendous job in guiding my food habits, exercise routine and lifestyle changes. I recently got promoted to the manager position in my company. I would like to give its credit to sugar fit. I can enjoy my life better than before. And i can feel this joy every passing moment. Al though my sugar fit journey is ending, but its impact will never end throughout my life.”
|Sugar Level:||105 mg/dL85 mg/dL|
“The best part of about the sugar fit app is committing to daily milestones as per the dietitian. Also the food, sleeping habits and work outs easily manageable through this app. That motivated me a lot. My physical appearance has improved. I feel much more confident. Earlier i was less confident due to being overweight. Now i can perform my daily duties faster and with more control.”
|Sugar Level:||200 mg/dL110 mg/dL|
“I walk daily for 20 minutes post meal. Apart from that i also walk for 1 hour daily. I make sure to cover 12000 steps in a day. The major change in my lifestyle is that i concentrate more on improving my health than before. I never imagined that diabetes reversal is possible. I was curious about how is it possible and what exactly are they going to do.”
“I have seen my LFT (Liver panel) and other readings getting better. I have started feeling much more energetic. I feel like being more active. I have started walking, going out I enjoy doing shopping now and a lot of other things i was simply not doing. Effortlessly losing weight while changing my lifestyle has never been so easy. I also enjoy what i eat. This is the main difference. I would surely love if more people get to know this program. No one can tell this better than me as i have gained so much from this.”
T D Ashok
|Sugar Level:||120 mg/dL90 mg/dL|
“Hunger was my main challenge. But my coach helped me in that by providing different food options. The way sugar fit program run, the way our health coach guides us on food, lifestyle and exercise, that is the reason why i would definitely recommend it to others. After joining the program all your parameters will change to normal for sure. It will become very easy to follow this new lifestyle.”
|Sugar Level:||120 mg/dL90 mg/dL|
|Waist Size:||20 cm|
“When i have learned through this journey is that just adding 2-3 habits each week and that can be very small steps can trick your brain to achieving greater heights. Just like IT will stay with me because it’s my passion. The habits which i built through sugar fit will also stay with me forever. I got my mom join the program i can see a lot of change in her. Her sugar was above 200 mg/dl. Now the are between 100 and 150 mg/dl. It has only been few weeks but we can already see the change.”
|Sugar Level:||390 mg/dL112 mg/dL|
“Wear a watch and you should at least walk for 5000 steps - This is how they started in Sugar fit. Before the program, it was not like that. I used to feel very lazy and lethargic to do anything. But after joining sugar fit it was very systematic and motivating. And i didn’t feel any pressure upon myself. Energy levels are excellent, I am telling you. Physically and mentally i am very active now. I never use to take sweets or any of the food items that i liked. But now the magical thing sugarfit is telling me is that i can eat everything whole heartedly but with portion control. Small changes in my lifestyle did big wonders. ”
|Sugar Level:||160 mg/dL110 mg/dL|
“Initially i am not aware of sugar fit. In the zoom meeting, they were saying all these things so i thought okay lets try it has helped a lot of them for diabetes reversal. I immediately subscribed and i started with sugar fit. If i talk about sugar fit they are reasonable in the price and they have a good service for a whole year.”
|Sugar Level:||150 mg/dL85 mg/dL|
“Before Sugar fit i wasn’t much aware of sugar or diabetes. So i used to take medicines to control it. I did not even have any diet or fitness routine. Although i used to watch a lot of videos about managing my diabetes better, i couldn't really follow it. Sometimes i go for a walk but not regularly. These days i go for a walk regularly and do lot of stretching exercise as well. If i would have found sugar fit much before i would have diabetic free till now.”
|Sugar Level:||220 mg/dL84 mg/dL|
“One of the best thing about sugar fit is that they have changed my entire daily routine and habits. Before joining sugarfit i used to visit doctors place to check my sugar level every 3 to 6 months. If, the sugar level gets increased during that period the doctor used to change my tablets to control my sugar level. After joining sugarfit, my sugar level has decreased drastically because of this i now take half of the medicine compared to the previous stage.”
|Sugar Level:||198 mg/dL160 mg/dL|
“Before joining sugarfit i was not attentive in managing my sugar levels. As my working life is very hectic due to which i was unable to follow a healthy routine. I only used to visit doctors and take their basic recommendations. I used go for a test and take their medicines. They never took things seriously or even mentioned that diabetes could be improved or reversed. And therefore i was living like this for so many years. Once i joined sugar fit i came to know that diabetes can be managed and reversed.”
|Sugar Level:||300 mg/dL90 mg/dL|
“There was no fitness routine before sugar fit. As advised by my health coach, i added a proper sleep routine, Exercise routine and diet routine to my daily life style. These things have been scheduled very well by her. This is the basic difference earlier before sugar fit and now, that you become a part of systematic scientifically designed routine. Which helps body to recover very well against diabetes.”
|Sugar Level:||238 mg/dL128 mg/dL|
“It was very hard for me to understand how diabetes happened to me as i had no family history of diabetes. Sugar fit helped me push myself from this. The major difference in the energy levels before i was so lethargic and now i can do everything. Now i can do intense workouts and i burn 1000 on daily basis in gym. Easiest mistake was that i was very high on carbonated drinks. I was eating and sleeping and i was not at all active in my daily routine. After joining the sugarfit platform, i really understood i am not going to drink my calories.”
|Sugar Level:||148 mg/dL104 mg/dL|
“Everyone in my yoga group started telling me that i have lost weight. People have start asking me how i have reduced my weight. So i told them that i have been following a proper diet chart. As of now, people have not told me that they need this treatment. But they are asking me how you have reduced in 3 months. So i tell them so i follow the diet chart given by sugarfit. I have started doing surya namaskar without missing a single day, i have started walking in a regular basis. And the third is eating habits. I will definitely recommend sugarfit people who are facing diabetic problem.”
|Sugar Level:||250 mg/dL120 mg/dL|
“There is a major improvements in my energy levels. After joining sugar fit my daily routine is changed. First i walk daily which i never used to. And in my diet, i never used to have breakfast. I directly used to have lunch so i changed my habits as guided by my coach. Otherwise, everything is fine there has been lot of change in terms of my exercise and diet and i am following it and continue to do so.”
|Sugar Level:||130 mg/dL100 mg/dL|
“It definitely helped in cleaner eating, disciplined eating constantly hinders to ensure that you are drinking water etc. And i think from a medication standpoint. I am on a single oral medication for managing the sugar. Hopefully things go fine i will be of them but at the moment i think there is progress in this entire thing. Andasa result of this, i was on some cholesterol medications. I am off those medications because of clean eating as well as workout etc. I think that has helped manage cholesterol as well.”
“A big thanks to Sugarfit. I will start with my health coach shivani who was in a big help me being able to achieve and accomplish whatever i have done till now. That’s a great part and of course my doctor Dr. chhavi mehra who has guided me. She has influenced me a lot and explained everything in a easily understandable way. From a program perceptive i think it helps me and gives me a way, or anyone a way to achieve healthy lifestyle and reverse the sugar levels.”
|Sugar Level:||130 mg/dL95 mg/dL|
“I would recommend sugarfit to anyone who is going through high sugar levels or the complications with the sugar levels. I went to my office after 2 years and people asked me what happened you are looking younger or someone asked is everything okay and i said no its all by design. Then they asked what are you doing so immediately i tell them and i am on sugarfit program. I am able to reduce my sugar level and they ask how i did this as a lot of families face these problems these days. I am already doing it and i am telling my family, my friends everyone that if you want to make some changes, I would always recommend to take this program.”
“With diabetes, I thought this was going to be my life. When I spoke to the doctor, he said it would be lifelong medication. You need to follow a strict regime which was not for me. I had not even experienced real food until I joined sugar.fit. Now I've been off medicines for the last two months, and my confidence levels are skyrocketing.”
|Sugar Level:||300 mg/dL100 mg/dL|
“Their entire process was excellent because everyday I used to have a call with my dietician. The main thing my dietician was concerned about was how I am feeling that day. For a person taking five tablets, coming down to half a tablet was a major shift. It was like a dream come true. I feel energetic. I feel good”
|Waist Size:||5 cm|
“My food portions have actually increased since I started the programme - it's just that I eat healthy now. I have also started cycling, and that too for long distances. My coach did not just help me, but did me a huge favour by reversing my diabetes. I did not have to sacrifice much but through sugar.fit I've gained a lot”
|Sugar Level:||200 mg/dL115 mg/dL|
“Keeping a person motivated for 6-8 months isn't easy. To achieve this, sugar.fit goes deep into the details of your day-to-day routine on a level that even you may not be aware of. Earlier, I was not sure of the impact of food on my body, but now I'm quite mindful of what I'm eating”
“Sugar.fit is not just about diabetes reversal. We are working on my weight, activity levels, sleep, meditation, etc. It's much more holistic compared to simply eating fewer carbs. Today I feel lighter and more energetic and my HbA1c has been dropping every month”
Meet our Diabetes Reversal Coaches
Masters in Food Science & Nutrition
MSc in Food Science & Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator
M.Sc. Foods and Nutrition (Dietetics)
Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine
PGD in Nutrition & Dietetics, Certified Diabetes Educator
PG Diploma in Nutrition & Dietitics, Certified Diabetes Educator
MSc in Dietetics & Food Service Management, Certified Diabetes Educator
MSc (DFSM) in Dietetics & Food Service Management, Certified Diabetes Educator
MSc in Dietetics & Food Service Management, Certified Diabetes Educator
PGDM in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition
sugar.fit's advantage to reverse diabetes
Why the programme really works.
How to manage your Diabetes Mellitus (Reverse type 2 diabetes)
A Step-by-Step process of diabetes reversal program
Continuous Glucose Monitoring*
Track blood glucose level in real time to maximise diet, exercise and sleep
Best-in-class Doctor Consultations
Your Personal Diabetologist with avg 10+ years of experience to help you reduce your dependency on medication
1-on-1 Live Diabetes Expert Coaching
Certified Diabetes Care coaches to monitor your daily health signals and coach you through the entire process
Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing
A 70+ parameter blood and urine check-up at onboarding and diabetes screening tests every quarter
Unmatched Personalized Plans
No fad diets. Personalised nutrition, fitness and mindfulness plans and daily Live fitness classes with India's top fitness experts
Premium Health Community
Inspiring community with Experts and diabetes reversal aspirants to support you
Sugar.fit mobile app
Exclusive access to track your daily health progress, be in touch with your Care Team and access nutrition plans, recipes, fitness videos & educational videos
Are Genes Responsible for Type-2 Diabetes?
- Studies & Research suggest that only 20% of genes are responsible for diabetes
- Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes are mainly caused due to bad food habits & lifestyle
What are the complications of Diabetics?
The following are the long-term complications associated with Type-2 Diabetes:
- Vision Problems
- Kidney Failure
These can be postponed or even avoided by reversing diabetes in its early stages, say Diabetes Specialists.
What foods should Diabetics eat?
Here are a few delicious Indian food options for Diabetics:
- Chana Dal Pancake, Oat Idlis
- Dal, Brown Rice, Curd
- Whole Wheat Chapati/Roti, Curry
- Corn Chat, Veg Salad, Fruit Bowl, etc.
What foods should Diabetics avoid?
Diabetics should avoid the following foods in order to reduce Sugar Spikes:
- Trans Fats: Cake, Pastries, etc.
- Refined Food: White Bread, Maida, Sugar, etc.
- Processed Meat: Sausages, Canned Fish, etc.
- Saturated Fats: Burger, Donuts, Fries, etc.
These sugar spike-causing foods can be replaced with healthy alternatives.
Can I Reverse Type-2 Diabetes?
Diabetes Specialist Doctors say, Type-2 Diabetes can be Reversed:
- With simple lifestyle changes
- Eating what's right for you
- Monitoring Sugar Levels Constantly
- Avoiding habits that lead to Sugar Spikes
These sugar spike-causing foods can be replaced with healthy alternatives.
How does Sugar.fit Reverse Type-2 Diabetes?
- By constantly monitoring sugar levels via CGM Technology
- By providing you with a Personal Health Coach
- Through private discussions with a Personal Doctor to track progress
- By creating a detailed Nutrition Plan to suit your taste
- By conducting Live and DIY fitness and mindfulness classes
These sugar spike-causing foods can be replaced with healthy alternatives.
Customer Reviews For sugar.fit
5 out of 5 • 20 reviews
“impeccable customer service
Sugar.Fit has been amazing in assisting my mother reverse her diabetes. Their impeccable customer service and ability to answer all... Read More”
“Coaches here have such an immense knowledge
I took their plan for my sister who was prediabetic, but later took the plan for me as well just for the guidance. The coaches here,... Read More”
“My father is medicine free
I took this program for my father. 7 months in the program , he is medicine free and his sugar levels have returned to normal. This... Read More”
“Off medicine and Normal sugar levels
Extremely good platform for diabetes reversal. My mother tried another product before but it didn't didn't and we switched to sugar.fit... Read More”
“Improvement in HbA1c levels in 4 months
Greate experience tremendous improvement in HBA1C in just 4 months duration and best support from coaches 👍 highly recommended”
“Personal attention from Coach
Great Product experience. Lots of personal attention from my coach and the CGM is so cool!”
“Regular Intervention with Dietician
Being a prediabetic it helped me to reverse my path and come back to normal sustainable lifestyle. Regular intervention with my dietician... Read More”
“Stop tablets for Diabetes
Love how the program benefit my dad. It helped him to stop taking anymore tablets for diabetes.”
“Easy and Simple Nutrition Plan
Best program which is easy and simple nutrition plan with continuous monitoring of my coach and doctor with sugarfit helped me to reverse... Read More”
“I would recommend sugar.fir to all the diabetes patient
Amazing platform to reduce diabetes without any fad diet method, getting rid of medications was impossible according to me but sugar.fit... Read More”
“best platform on genuineness
It's the best platform on genuineness, and the coaches are so compassionate , hearty, always available whenever a patient needs in... Read More”
“The coaches are like ur friends they listen
I brought this program for my dad and I am glad for the decision I took. He loved the program,coaches are awesome and provide personalised... Read More”
“I dropped 2% HBA1C and in 8months of time
I was diagnosed with type 2diabetes with HBA1C 13% for about 8year tried multiple programs everyone was just experimenting on me including... Read More”
“Focus given to diet and fitness
very good platform to reverse diabetes where main focus is given to diet and fitness Highly recommended”
“Parents medications are cut off
loved it !!! it's been many days since I was worried about diabetes for my parents . but since when I got into it their lifestyle and... Read More”
“achieve results within short period of time.
I am very happy with the program. I was diagnosed as pre diabetes and really amazed to achieve results within short period of time.”
“personal attention from my coach
Sugarfit is a welcome change just for the personal attention I get from my coach. She takes the time to know what drives me, affects... Read More”
“here is the best solution you got
For people who are looking for type 2 diabetes & prediabetes reversal, here is the best solution you got with the holistic approach... Read More”
“easy to follow very cooperative team
best way for Diabetes Reversal easy to follow very cooperative team happy to join Sugarfit. 5 stars keep doing the good work”
“coaches and the Doctors were really helpful
Really promising, if u have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes I would say this is the best option. The coaches and the Doctors were really... Read More”
Who is a diabetologist?
A diabetologist is a diabetes specialist doctor. These are doctors who have studied and practiced in the specialized area of the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus . Diabetologists are adept at helping their patients manage all the symptoms of diabetes and they are experts at diagnosing the condition. They are trained to work with people of all age groups – children and the older population. Diabetes and the different complications that may arise as a result of it would also be taken care of by these specialists. High blood pressure, weight gain, etc are something that the doctor would be able to help you with. Post their MBBS, these doctors would require an MD (usually in medicine) and/or a PG diploma in Diabetology to be thoroughly specialized in treating this complicated condition. Before visiting a doctor, making sure to check their credentials and qualifications is a good practice.
When do I need to see a diabetologist?
Visit a doctor who will help in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes when you:
- Are feeling like you are experiencing the symptoms that could indicate the presence of this condition
- Have been diagnosed with prediabetes
- Have been diagnosed with any kind of diabetes and are looking for a diabetes specialist doctor to help you with the symptoms
- Have been diagnosed with diabetes and need regular follow ups
It is vital to be aware of this condition and deal with it at the earliest before it becomes chronic. Early diagnosis or preventative measures can ensure an overall healthy lifestyle with minimal restrictions. Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes can get challenging to deal with, however, that is what these doctors are there to help you manage. Visiting the doctor and getting the tests done at the first signs of trouble would be ideal.
Are diabetologists and dieticians the same?
No, there is a stark difference in the qualifications and the area of treatment of a diabetologist and a dietician. Diabetologists have completed their MD in medicine and would have then gone on to a specialized degree in diabetology (PG Diploma). Their prime focus of treatment would be people diagnosed with diabetes or showing those symptoms. They would help their patients with doses of insulin to treat their high blood sugar levels.
A dietician, however, need not require an MBBS degree. They may not always be doctors but are allied healthcare professionals that can help with setting and planning a proper diet and nutrition chart. A master’s course would be the minimum requirement. Dieticians deal with all kinds of issues like – obesity, diabetes diet, thyroid, PCOS-related, workout regime diets, etc. Any food and nutrition-related queries can be solved by these specialists.
Should I go to a diabetologist for weight loss?
A diabetes doctor can be visited to help deal with weight loss in case the weight (gain) is associated with or linked to the diagnosis of diabetes. In other words, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, and you aim to control your weight or lose some weight, the doctor you visit for your diabetes would be able to help you with it. They will also be able to guide you through the dose of insulin required in case of weight loss or gain. They can also educate you about the role that insulin plays in weight and fat gain. However, it is always recommended to also visit your dietician or nutritionist for weight loss along with a fitness trainer. An integrated approach using the help of different professionals would work best in the case of diabetes.
Can a diabetologist treat diabetes insipidus?
When a person studies and completes their MD in Medicine, they can opt for higher studies and finish a PG diploma course in diabetology. Studying this field of medicine would involve the studies of diabetes and its effects. This is primarily inclusive of diabetes mellitus and all the other aspects that can be associated with this condition. However, the studies also include diabetes in all its forms. Along with the proper diagnosis, a diabetes doctor would have also learned the treatment methods for other conditions like diabetes insipidus, type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and even gestational diabetes .
Since diabetes insipidus does not have anything to do with the pancreas and insulin as a hormone, they might also require treatment from a nephrologist since it has a lot to do with kidneys and electrolyte imbalance in the body. The sugar levels are not affected in this condition.
Does a diabetologist have physician training?
Yes, to become any kind of doctor, a basic MBBS degree is necessary for everyone. In these 5 (and a half) years of training to become an MBBS doctor, each individual would also receive physician training. This means that before completing the MD medicine course, the doctor would be able to practice as a physician. Additionally, with the MD in Medicine degree, these principles and learning would become even stronger. To become an endocrinologist, the degree would differ and it would be a DM specialization. Even these doctors have general physician training. In other words, any doctor, including a diabetes specialist doctor, would have physician training.
How can one be a diabetologist?
Becoming a doctor is a nuanced degree and requires years of training. Due to the plethora of specializations associated with becoming a doctor, there are many courses and additional years of study that one would have to engage in to reach their final goals. To become a doctor for diabetes, the study would have to be super specific, and technical knowledge would be essential in all the aspects of this condition. Firstly, an MBBS degree would be a must in any relevant discipline after clearing the NEET exam. This must be done from a college that is approved by the Medical Council of India. After the degree is complete, clear the NEET PG exam to enter into a college for a degree in MD (Medicine) This is a 3-year course. A NEET super specialty or a PG Diploma course can then be done to become a diabetologist.
Is an endocrinologist the same as a diabetologist?
There is a difference between an endocrinologist and a diabetologist. The latter is specific to dealing with – the diagnosis and treatment of people with diabetes. Essentially, these doctors practice a very specific kind of medicine that involves issues related to all types of diabetes . An MD degree in general medicine and a PG diploma in diabetology would get you to become a specialist.
Endocrinologists, however, deal with an umbrella of issues that come under the purview of the endocrine gland and system. These might also include diabetes and the complications associated with diabetes like thyroid. The qualifications would include a DM in Endocrinology. The complete education would involve the MBBS course and then their PG (added) course in the specialization. They also work in hospitals or clinical set-ups to gain more knowledge and hands-on practice. A person with diabetes can visit an endocrinologist for their symptoms.
Can a diabetologist treat complications of diabetes?
Diabetes is a nuanced disorder. It can affect not only the pancreas but also other different organs of the body like the liver, kidneys, heart, eyes, feet, etc. An endocrinology doctor who has studied all these different parts or a specialized doctor who deals with people with diabetes can be consulted for the same. Therefore, a doctor who has studied diabetology after their MD in Medicine will be adept at dealing with the complications associated with diabetes.
The syllabus is vast and they teach the doctors everything from the etiology of the condition to all the possible complications and the organs in the body that could be affected as a consequence of diabetes. Not only the bigger and major organs but recognized institutes and medical colleges would also ensure to complete the training holistically by including the lesser-known but equally prominent complications like – skin issues, muscle-related, sexual problems, etc.
Does a diabetologist prescribe diet changes too with medicines for diabetes?
Since a doctor for diabetes is aware of the different ways in which the body of a person with diabetes works, they would be educated enough to help the patients out with the broad aspects of food and nutrition. However, their practice is largely based on providing the right kind of insulin dose and guidance to maintain proper and healthy blood sugar levels . Even though they are aware of food and nutrition and how a particular patient’s body might respond to certain foods based on the diagnosis, their study on the overall diet and food sciences would not be enough. It would, therefore, be vital to include and consult a dietician in the diabetes treatment and management plan – especially regarding the dietary aspects. They would be a better guide in terms of what to eat and what to avoid and could teach you intricate things like carb counting as well.
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