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As part of your treatment plan, your PCP may refer you to a specialist — an endocrinologist — who studies diseases and hormone issues like diabetes.
Diabetes doesn’t only harm the pancreas that makes insulin, a hormone that controls the body’s blood sugar levels. Complications from the disease can touch the whole body. Endocrinologists have special training in diabetes. Other reasons:
It’s best to be open and direct. Diabetes can affect every part of your body. From feelings and emotions to weight issues and harm to other organs, an endocrinologist is familiar with every aspect of the disease.
You can discuss:
The more you tell you share, the better your endocrinologist can help you handle your disease and live your best life. If you don’t feel happy with your doctor, remember you have every right to find a new one. We can help you with Provider Finder®.
Watch this quick video to learn how you can make the most of your medical visit.
Originally published 2/1/2017; Revised 2019, 2021, 2023
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