Dra. Karina Monteiro, Endocrinologista
R. São Jorge, 243 - Centro, Florianópolis - SC, 88015-320, Brasil
Endocrinologists are doctors that specialize in glands as well as the hormones they make. They take care of metabolic rate, or all the biochemical procedures that make your body job, consisting of exactly how your body modifications food right into power as well as exactly how it grows.
They may deal with adults or youngsters. When they focus on dealing with kids, they're called pediatric endocrinologists.
What Do Endocrinologists Do?
They cover a lot of ground, identifying as well as treating problems that influence your:
Adrenals, glands that sit on top of your kidneys and also aid to manage points like your blood pressure, metabolic process, anxiety response, as well as sex hormonal agents
Bone metabolic process, like weakening of bones
Hypothalamus, the part of your brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst
Pancreas, which makes insulin and also other compounds for food digestion
Parathyroids, little glands in your neck that control the calcium in your blood
Pituitary, a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain that maintains your hormones stabilized
Reproductive glands (gonads): ovaries in ladies, testes in men
Thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls your metabolic rate, power, and mind development and growth
Endocrinologists are certified inner medicine medical professionals who have actually passed an additional accreditation test.
They go to university for 4 years, after that medical institution for 4 even more years. Afterward, they work in hospitals as well as centers as homeowners for 3 years to get experience treating people. They'll invest an additional 2 or 3 years training specifically in endocrinology.
The whole process typically takes a minimum of ten years.
Where to Discover One
An endocrinologist can work in:
A medical practice with other endocrinologists
A team with various sort of medical professionals
You can look for one on the American Organization of Scientific Endocrinologists web site.
Some don't see clients. They might operate in universities or medical colleges, where they educate medical students and also citizens or do research.
When to See an Endocrinologist for Diabetes
Your routine doctor can treat diabetes, however they might refer you to an endocrinologist when:
You're brand-new to diabetes as well as require to find out exactly how to manage it.
They don't have a great deal of experience treating diabetic issues.
You take a great deal of shots or make use of an insulin pump.
Your diabetes has obtained challenging to manage, or your treatment isn't functioning.
You have problems from diabetes.
You can constantly ask to visit an endocrinologist, also, although your physician does not here suggest it first. When you see one, you'll still need to visit your main physician also. They'll interact.
Consultations With Your Diabetes Doctor
Your endocrinologist will ask you about how you feel, what you're doing to manage your diabetic issues, and also any kind of problem you're having.
Take your blood sugar journal or logs with you, as well as let your endocrinologist know what's been going on with you. What's transformed given that the last time you saw them?
Signs and symptoms
Consuming in different ways
Working out essentially
Been sick lately
Begun taking any type of medicines, vitamins, or supplements
Opportunities are they'll want to examine your high blood pressure as well as your feet and also evaluate your blood sugar, urine, and also cholesterol.
If you take insulin, you ought to possibly see your diabetic issues medical professional every 3 or 4 months. Otherwise, you can go a little bit longer between visits, every 4 to 6 months. You may need to go regularly when your diabetes mellitus isn't under control, you have problems, or you have brand-new symptoms or they get worse.