Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder in India. When you have diabetes, your pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin—a hormone that helps your body’s cells use glucose for energy. As a result, glucose stays in your blood instead of helping your cells.
All people with diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, need to monitor their blood sugar levels. People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin because they are not able to make any of their own. For type 2 diabetes, treatment includes making lifestyle and dietary changes, losing weight, and using oral medications and possibly insulin.
An Endocrinologist is a specialist who has thoroughly studied hormonal conditions and knows the best possible treatments, even when conventional treatments do not work well. Unlike a family doctor or general practitioner, an endocrinologist studies hormones and hormonal diseases in depth and will be able to provide the best possible treatment for diabetes and any other hormonal issues.