Diabetology is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of diabetes and its complications. Diabetologists are medical experts who specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals with diabetes, working to optimize blood sugar control and improve overall health.

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Diabetology covers all aspects of diabetes and its associated conditions, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, prediabetes, diabetic complications (such as neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy), and metabolic disorders related to insulin resistance.

Diabetologists provide a range of services, including diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, personalized management plans, blood sugar monitoring, medication management (including insulin therapy), lifestyle counseling (diet and exercise), prevention of complications, and education on self-management.

Common tests and screenings performed by Diabetologists include blood glucose tests (fasting blood sugar, oral glucose tolerance test, HbA1c), lipid profile (cholesterol tests), kidney function tests, eye exams (for diabetic retinopathy), foot exams (for neuropathy), and cardiovascular risk assessments.