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What happens during an appointment with an endocrinologist if I have diabetes?

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Your endocrinologist will ask you about how you feel, what you're doing to manage your diabetes, and any trouble you're having.

Take your blood glucose journal or logs with you, and let your endocrinologist know what's been going on with you.

SOURCES:

American College of Physicians: "Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism."

Hormone Health Network: "Fact Sheet: Adrenal Incidentaloma," "What Is an Endocrinologist?" "Value of an Endocrinologist."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Adrenal Insufficiency & Addison's Disease."

PubMed Health: "Hypothalamus."

American Diabetes Association: "Common Terms."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Hyperparathyroidism in Children."

Australian Thyroid Foundation: "The Thyroid Gland."

American Board of Internal Medicine: "Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Policies."

University of Utah Health Care: "When Should You See a Diabetes Specialist?"

Mayo Clinic: "Type 2 diabetes: Preparing for your appointment."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diabetes: Management."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Physicians: "Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism."

Hormone Health Network: "Fact Sheet: Adrenal Incidentaloma," "What Is an Endocrinologist?" "Value of an Endocrinologist."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Adrenal Insufficiency & Addison's Disease."

PubMed Health: "Hypothalamus."

American Diabetes Association: "Common Terms."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Hyperparathyroidism in Children."

Australian Thyroid Foundation: "The Thyroid Gland."

American Board of Internal Medicine: "Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Policies."

University of Utah Health Care: "When Should You See a Diabetes Specialist?"

Mayo Clinic: "Type 2 diabetes: Preparing for your appointment."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diabetes: Management."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 18, 2019

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