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Dr. Lance Ashworth
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Diabetic Specialists (Overview)

Diabetic specialists are physicians who have specialized knowledge regarding hormones secreted by various organs of the body, which includes the pancreas. Diabetic specialists are trained to diagnose and treat medical conditions relating to the pancreas, which is the insulin-producing organ. They also help schedule checkups and blood glucose testing for diabetics.


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How do a diabetic specialist and a diabetic educator differ?

How do a diabetic specialist and a diabetic educator differ?

May be the same: A diabetes specialist is a professional whose career is in the care of patients with diabetes, including diabetes educators. Usually diabetes educators have nursing or nutrition backgrounds. Other diabetes specialists are physicians who are subspecialty (fellowship) trained in endocrinology/diabetes following their training in either internal medicine or general pediatrics. ...Read more

Dr. Lance Ashworth
15 Doctors shared insights

Diabetic Specialists (Overview)

Diabetic specialists are physicians who have specialized knowledge regarding hormones secreted by various organs of the body, which includes the pancreas. Diabetic specialists are trained to diagnose and treat medical conditions relating to the pancreas, which is the insulin-producing organ. They also help schedule checkups and blood glucose testing for diabetics.


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Need to see diabetic specialist in scottsdale, az? Any suggestions?

AACE: Look up the american association of clinical endocrinologists aace. Com to find a specialist in your area. ...Read more

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If you have type two diabetes should you see a diabetes specialist or a regular m.D.?

If you have type two diabetes should you see a diabetes specialist or a regular m.D.?

Both: It is best to see both as the regular md will be monitoring your over all health and keeping you up to date on tetanus, shingles vaccines, cancer checks injuries ect.
The diabetes specialist wil be closely monitoring your a1c readings, blood glucose readings and the need for adjusting your Insulin or pills, which the regular md would not have as much expertise. ...Read more

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Which type of specialist should a diabetic man see?

Which type of specialist should a diabetic man see?

INTERNAL MEDICINE: I would expect a specialist in internal medicine to be able to help. For cases of great difficulty, an endocrinologist should be considered. ...Read more

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Why do some people with diabetes have to see a diabetes specialist?

Why do some people with diabetes have to see a diabetes specialist?

If control achieved: Without low blood sugars, not necessary- otherwise diabetes specialists know the newer medicines more than most primary care MDs ...Read more

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How come people with diabetes sometimes have to see a diabetes specialist?

How come people with diabetes sometimes have to see a diabetes specialist?

Inadequate treatment: You may not be responding to treatment as expected, or may be non-compliant. Your pcp may want backup, or more complete diagnostic testing. If your glucose levels are not well managed, please consider seeing a specialist ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are certified diabetes educator and diabetes specialist the same?

Unsure: The 'titles' are not specific, but I would think an educator is an RN, whereas a specialist would be a vague term that could apply to anyone. Ask them what their credentials are. And take it from there. ...Read more

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Are there specialists that do dental work for diabetics?

Are there specialists that do dental work for diabetics?

Dental work, diabetes: No. Any dentist should be able to treat your dental problem competently. ...Read more

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What specialist should I see for my diabetic foot infections?

What specialist should I see for my diabetic foot infections?

Referral from PCP: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing using evidenced based medicine. My advice is to go to my nearest wound care center first after talking to your pcp. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for gestational diabetes, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for gestational diabetes, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Gestational diabetes: Depends. Some md's are capable of handling gdm. Others look for a perinatologist to manage these patients. Certainly a md who has a large volume of patients may be better equiped to handle this kind of patient. Perinatologists are specially trained for high risk issues and can co manage your gdm with your ob. Just ask your OB if he/she is comfortable doing this or find a local perinatologist. ...Read more

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How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?

How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?

Exam and testing: Dilated fundus exam--diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy typically have different appearances, however they can appear similar with bleeding and ischemic areas of the retina. Areas requiring treatment to save vision (other than improving the underlying disease) can be found using imaging and angiogram diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Diabetic with elevated wbcs in blood combined with proteinuria. Primary gave ACE inhibitor. Should I see specialist?

Diabetic with elevated wbcs in blood combined with proteinuria. Primary gave ACE inhibitor. Should I see specialist?

Inflammation: Diabetes is characterized by a low grade inflammation. Many markers of inflammation are increased, including wbc, crp, tnf, others, even though there is no active infection. The ace-i is definately the right thing for the proteinuria. For the inflammation, weight loss (if obese) is best. Sounds like your doctor is doing the right thing, although an endocrinologist visit may not hurt. ...Read more

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Diabetic with elevated wbcs in blood combined with proteinuria. Primary gave ACE inhibitor. Should I see specialist?

Diabetic with elevated wbcs in blood combined with proteinuria. Primary gave ACE inhibitor. Should I see specialist?

Proteinuria: You should see a nephrologist. You need to collect your urine for 24 hours to obtain a determination of your kidney function as well as finding out how much protein is in your urine in 24 hours. Depending on the amount of protein in your urine, you may need to be placed on another drug aslong with the ace-i. You may blood tests to see if causes other than diabetes are causing proteinuria. ...Read more

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Dmii, proteinuria reduced with lisinopril but still present after 4mos. Is this diabetic nephropathy & can pcp handle or do I need specialist?

Dmii, proteinuria reduced with lisinopril but still present after 4mos. Is this diabetic nephropathy & can pcp handle or do I need specialist?

Most likely: Common things are common. Fits diabetic nephropathy. I am a nephrologist so I am biased toward having you see someone like me. We can ensure that any other possible causes of kidney damage have been considered and we can assist your primary care doctor in caring for you using the latest recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of kidney disease. ...Read more

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Diabetic. Vision problems all of sudden. Just left annual vision check up w/ eye md &also w/ a eye specialist. Everything looked fine. Seeing dark spots?

Diabetic. Vision problems all of sudden. Just left annual vision check up w/ eye md &also w/ a eye specialist. Everything looked fine. Seeing dark spots?

Go back: Return to your eye md. You may have harmless vitreous floaters, but you may have vitreous hemorrhage secondary to diabetic retinopathy. As you may already know, big changes in your blood sugar up or down can cause blurry vision. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

Missing ADH (vasopressin): Anti diuretic hormone helps concentrate the urine to keep the body's sodium and water levels balanced. If the brain does not make enough ADH (vasopressin) or of the kidney ignores the adh, (vasopressin) a person can urinate too much dilute urine, becoming hypernatremic (high sodium) and dehydrated. Can be genetic, due to head trauma, brain tumor, infection, anorexia, idiopathic. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a d dimer ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a d dimer ordered?

Not necessarily..: A d-dimer test is usually obtained when a blood clot diagnosis is considered. The test is very non-specific in that many things besides a blood clot can result in a positive test. If the d-dimer is negative, the chances of having clinically significant clot is very small. So, in terms of diagnosis, a negative test is actually more helpful. The test can be ordered by any doctor. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a person with diabetes eat natural sugar from fruits?

It'd be possible that a person with diabetes eat natural sugar from fruits?

Yes: The sugars in fruit are the same as sugar from a 10 lb bag of grocery store sugar. There are some advantages to "natural" sugar (vitamins, fiber, slow absorbtion), but the risks are identical to the usual stuff. ...Read more

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My bro is diabetic since14.Since15, his school degrees changed from (a)to (d).Now he's21, still can't focus in studying for long time. What's wrong with him

My bro is diabetic since14.Since15, his school degrees changed from (a)to (d).Now he's21, still can't focus in studying for long time. What's wrong with him

Focus and diabetes: Assuming you brother is a type 1 diabetic, there could be a few things. One is poor blood sugar control which can really effect many cognitive functions of the brain. Thyroid disorders are more common in type 1 diabetics which is another possible cause. The last is depression which is quite common in young and older diabetics. Hope this helped ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a diabetic get their nosed pierced?

It'd be possible that a diabetic get their nosed pierced?

They can but: But if they should is a different question--diabetics are at higher risk of infection and a piercing could lead to infection. They can bungee jump too--but that doesn't mean it's safe. ...Read more

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If you have been diagnosed a diabetic, then a diff Dr says you're pre-d. You have 3 FPG 129, 141, 127 w a1c 5.9, is the diagnosis that crucial?

If you have been diagnosed a diabetic, then a diff Dr says you're pre-d. You have 3 FPG 129, 141, 127 w a1c 5.9, is the diagnosis that crucial?

Two related: Diagnoses differing only in intensity. This adds up to the need for you to change your lifestyle, e.g., diet and exercise, w/guidance from your doc. 50% of USA population is now pre-diabetic or diabetic. The damage this does to body eventually is great. I'm glad someone is helping you catch this early. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My pth level161 low vitatamin d high calcium and diabetes how danger is?

My pth level161 low vitatamin d high calcium and diabetes how danger is?

Primary hyperparathy: If you have a high calcium and high PTH level, you most likely have primary hyperparathyroidism.This is a relatively common condition, especially in women after menopause. It has nothing to do with your diabetes. In your age group, this would be treated by removing the abnormal parathyroid (likely 1 of 4 parathyroid glands is abnormal). Without treatment it can lead to kidney stones and bone loss. ...Read more

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Is drinking glucose-D powder mixed with water safe for people with diabetes?

Is drinking glucose-D powder mixed with water safe for people with diabetes?

Powder: Depends entirely on what this powder does to your blood sugar.
If it is too high after this powder don't take it. ...Read more

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My son has many symptoms and a lab level vit D of 20. What would be the best kind of specialist for this?

My son has many symptoms and a lab level vit D of 20. What would be the best kind of specialist for this?

His pediatrician: His pediatrician will be best trying to decide if he will need something else other than vitamin D supplements. ...Read more

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My NEICE d dimer test came back high 2.3 high. She has a crohn disease. Does she need to see any specialist and who?

Nonspecific: A d-dimer is a nonspecific blood test that can be indicative of many things. Sometimes it can be a clue pointing towards active inflammatory bowel disease. Inactive chrons disease can be managed by a general practitioner but if symptomatic disease is best managed by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more