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Diabetes and metabolism specialist, endocrinologist Afreen Idris Shariff, MD, MBBS practices at Duke Endocrinology and Bone Densitometry. Get to know her in this video and learn more at https://www.dukehealth.org/find-docto... About Dr. Shariff Apart from managing common endocrine diseases, my focus is treating patients with endocrine side effects from new cancer therapies. A new cancer therapy, called immunotherapy uses the body's own immune system to destroy cancer cells. While this sounds remarkable, there are some unexpected effects on the endocrine glands. Being diagnosed with cancer is a life changing experience and our team is here to provide advanced and comprehensive care. I believe strongly in putting the patient in the center of decision making and understanding their lifestyle and everyday challenges is important to me. Knowing this helps tailor a realistic plan where patients are more likely to be successful in managing their condition. I am an active member of the American Diabetes Association, The Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Apart from work, I enjoy exploring cultures through travel and food, enjoy art projects with my son and jewelry making.

What Is An Endocrinologist?

Endocrinology is a complex study of the various hormones and their actions and disorders in the body. Glands are organs that make hormones. These are substances that help to control activities in the body and have several effects on the metabolism, reproduction, food absorption and utilization, growth and development etc. Hormones also control the way an organism responds to their surroundings and help by providing adequate energy for various functions. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the pineal, hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Who is an endocrinologist? An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor who has a basic training in Internal Medicine as well. Some disorders like low thyroid hormone production or hypothyroidism deals only with an endocrine organ and an endocrinologist alone may detect, diagnose and manage such patients. Yet other disorders may have endocrine as well and other origins like infertility and may need a deeper understanding of medicine on the part of the endocrinologist to identify and work in collaboration with another specialist (a gynaecologist in cases of infertility). W Continue reading >>

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  1. Jeanette Terry

    What Kind of Doctor do You See for Your Diabetes?

    Recently we posted a community poll on the homepage asking the community what kind of doctor they see for diabetes. The majority of the community has responded that they see their primary care physician for the treatment of their diabetes.
    It would be interesting to know why?
    Is it that your doctor just didn't refer you to an endocrinologist? Or is there not one in your area? This would be great informatoin for all of us in the community to learn how we all came to the conclusion on the kind of doctor we currently see.
    Please Share your experience.

  2. lorider70

    Started with primary car physician and 25 years later I am still with the same Dr. No desire to change, and no suggestion from my Dr. to see anyone else. Often wonder why anyone would change or add another physician if they're not having additional problems.

  3. Beepath - 70510

    I have a cousin, an ARNP, who suggested I have no business seeing an ARNP. That I should see an internist. So, off II went to find an internist. The internist was pretty dangerous. Took her three weeks to renew my lisinopril…that I'd been on for years. This quack is still working at my clinic. I warn staff and anyone who'll listen. Now, I have a pediatrition and she's just great. When I come in with my cockamamy desires to try some OTC junk I got from spam, she steers me clear. Before I was seeing her my A1C was 8.0 in December, when I was still seeing that quack. Since seeing the pediatrition, my A1C is now 5.6 and she cut me back on the glipiziide. I kid her that if she's "real good" she'll quit and go somewhere better. But if she's bad, she'll stay. So when she walks in, I say, "you're still here? UH OH!" But she knows I'm teasing and laughs with me, she's just fine.

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Dr , Elias Said Siraj , MD ,FACP,FACE professor of medicine program director, endocrinology fellowship director, diabetes program Temple university school of medicine & hospital Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr. A.i. Moryan Md, Facp. In Denton, Tx

An early diagnosis and implementation of aggressive treatment services can prolong the potentially devastating consequences of endocrine related diseases including diabetes, thyroid illnesses, obesity and more. Dr. A I Moryan is dedicated to providing quality and services for patients with these and other medical conditions. Dr. Moryan provides a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and regimen recommendations as well as ongoing access to diabetes education such as insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring. Dr. Moryan's comprehensive care is based on prevention, education and utilizing modern medical techniques to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes mellitus is a disease that prevents your body from properly using the energy from the food you eat. Diabetes occurs when either the pancreas (an organ behind your stomach) produces little insulin or no insulin at all. (Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreas that helps the body use sugar for energy.) The pancreas makes insulin, but the insulin made does not work as it should. This condition is called insulin resistance. Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells Continue reading >>

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  1. Jeanette Terry

    What Kind of Doctor do You See for Your Diabetes?

    Recently we posted a community poll on the homepage asking the community what kind of doctor they see for diabetes. The majority of the community has responded that they see their primary care physician for the treatment of their diabetes.
    It would be interesting to know why?
    Is it that your doctor just didn't refer you to an endocrinologist? Or is there not one in your area? This would be great informatoin for all of us in the community to learn how we all came to the conclusion on the kind of doctor we currently see.
    Please Share your experience.

  2. lorider70

    Started with primary car physician and 25 years later I am still with the same Dr. No desire to change, and no suggestion from my Dr. to see anyone else. Often wonder why anyone would change or add another physician if they're not having additional problems.

  3. Beepath - 70510

    I have a cousin, an ARNP, who suggested I have no business seeing an ARNP. That I should see an internist. So, off II went to find an internist. The internist was pretty dangerous. Took her three weeks to renew my lisinopril…that I'd been on for years. This quack is still working at my clinic. I warn staff and anyone who'll listen. Now, I have a pediatrition and she's just great. When I come in with my cockamamy desires to try some OTC junk I got from spam, she steers me clear. Before I was seeing her my A1C was 8.0 in December, when I was still seeing that quack. Since seeing the pediatrition, my A1C is now 5.6 and she cut me back on the glipiziide. I kid her that if she's "real good" she'll quit and go somewhere better. But if she's bad, she'll stay. So when she walks in, I say, "you're still here? UH OH!" But she knows I'm teasing and laughs with me, she's just fine.

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To learn more visit: http://www.AnimatedDiabetesPatient.com Regular checkups with one's dentist is very important with diabetes patients. Dental caries and gum disease can lead to complications. A patient discusses her views.

Diabetes - Tests And Checkups

See your diabetes doctor for an exam every 3 to 6 months. During this exam, your doctor should check your: Blood pressure Weight Feet See your dentist every 6 months, also. Your doctor should check the pulses in your feet and your reflexes at least once a year. Your doctor should also look for: If you have had foot ulcers before, see your doctor every 3 to 6 months. It is always a good idea to ask your doctor to check your feet. An A1c lab test shows how well you are controlling your blood sugar levels over a 3-month period. The normal level is less than 5.7%. Most people with diabetes should aim for an A1C of less than 7%. Some people have a higher target. Your doctor will help decide what your target should be. Higher A1C numbers mean that your blood sugar is higher and that you may be more likely to have complications from your diabetes. Continue reading >>

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  1. Jeanette Terry

    What Kind of Doctor do You See for Your Diabetes?

    Recently we posted a community poll on the homepage asking the community what kind of doctor they see for diabetes. The majority of the community has responded that they see their primary care physician for the treatment of their diabetes.
    It would be interesting to know why?
    Is it that your doctor just didn't refer you to an endocrinologist? Or is there not one in your area? This would be great informatoin for all of us in the community to learn how we all came to the conclusion on the kind of doctor we currently see.
    Please Share your experience.

  2. lorider70

    Started with primary car physician and 25 years later I am still with the same Dr. No desire to change, and no suggestion from my Dr. to see anyone else. Often wonder why anyone would change or add another physician if they're not having additional problems.

  3. Beepath - 70510

    I have a cousin, an ARNP, who suggested I have no business seeing an ARNP. That I should see an internist. So, off II went to find an internist. The internist was pretty dangerous. Took her three weeks to renew my lisinopril…that I'd been on for years. This quack is still working at my clinic. I warn staff and anyone who'll listen. Now, I have a pediatrition and she's just great. When I come in with my cockamamy desires to try some OTC junk I got from spam, she steers me clear. Before I was seeing her my A1C was 8.0 in December, when I was still seeing that quack. Since seeing the pediatrition, my A1C is now 5.6 and she cut me back on the glipiziide. I kid her that if she's "real good" she'll quit and go somewhere better. But if she's bad, she'll stay. So when she walks in, I say, "you're still here? UH OH!" But she knows I'm teasing and laughs with me, she's just fine.

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