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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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