Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

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Diabetologist (Diabetes Specialist)

  • Janine SanchezEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6439-6_1189-2



A diabetologist is a physician with expertise in diabetes care. The physician is often board certified in pediatric or adult endocrinology with special interest or extra training in diabetes care or research. However, diabetology is not a recognized medical specialty and has no formal training programs. Thus, any physician whose practice and/or research efforts are concentrated mainly in diabetes care may be considered a diabetologist/diabetes specialist.


References and Further Reading

  1. Menon, R. (2003). Pediatric diabetes (1st ed.). Norwell: Springer.Google Scholar
  2. Sperling, M. A. (2009). Pediatric endocrinology (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alan M. Delamater
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA