Dr. Altamash Shaikh is highly qualified and experienced Endocrinologist with considerable expertise in the management of various Endocrine & General Medicine related ailments.
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Dr. Altamash Shaikh is one of the best Diabetologists and Endocrinologists in Mumbai. Dr. Altamash Shaikh completed his MBBS and is a state ranker from Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health and Sciences. He then obtained a DNB in General Medicine through Mumbai Port Trust Hospital in 2007, and topped this up with a DNB in Endocrinology through P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, in 1998. During the years of his studies, internship and residency, Dr. Shaikh gained experience at several hospitals around the country, including Civil Hospital (Bijapur), Bombay Hospital (Mumbai), Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, LTMG Hospital (Mumbai), KEM Hospital (Mumbai), PGI (Chandigarh), and P D Hinduja Hospital (Mumbai). Dr. Altamash Shaikh has actively participated at national and international workshops, training programmes and conferences to enhance his knowledge and skills, and is also involved in teaching medical students (undergraduates and post graduates), family physicians and paramedical staff. Dr. Shaikh frequently organises Diabetes education programmes, and actively involved in setting up the Diabetic Clinic. Over the years, several of his research efforts have culminated in co-authored articles and is also reviewer in peer-reviewed journals and/or presentations and talks at various national and international scientific conferences
Best Paper Award. (Letter to Editor). Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 42nd Annual Conference of Endocrine Society of India (ESICON) in 2012. Awarded 1st prize in Paediatric Endocrinology Training (PET) quiz conducted by Indian Society of Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology ISPAE-PET 2011, Gujarat. Awarded 19th state rank by Medical University in First phase M.B.B.S. in the state of Karnataka. Awarded 2nd Rank in IIIrd phase M.B. B.S
M.B.B.S: Rajiv Gandhi University. DNB (Endocrinology): P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, in 1998. DNB (General Medicine): Mumbai Port Trust Hospital in 2007.
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Diabetologists are the specialists in managing the sugar level in the patient's blood. They can guide the patients to control the spike of blood glucose level. They are often a board-certified endocrinologist specialized in metabolic disorders. These physicians work with patients to bring blood sugar under control through medication, diet, and, exercise.
The most important part of diabetologist's work is to show patients how to manage diabetes in the best possible way. The diabetologist mainly uses blood tests in order to detect and monitor changes in the blood glucose levels of the patient's body. In the case of gestational diabetes and type 1 diabetes, they use insulin therapy and suggest a change of lifestyle including moderate physical activity and regular well-balanced diet.
Diabetologists treat all forms of diabetes, including diabetes mellitus, insulin-dependent diabetes, diabetes insipidus, and gestational diabetes.
Diabetologists treat only diabetic patients while endocrinologists give treatment for the patients having endocrinology problems which also include complications from diabetes. To become Endocrinologists you need to have a D.M degree in Endocrinology, but a Diabetologist needs an M.D degree in General Medicine. Endocrinologists go to college for 4 years, then medical school for 4 more years. Afterward, endocrinologists work in hospitals and clinics as residents for 3 years to get experience treating people. endocrinologists will spend another 2 or 3 years training specifically in endocrinology.
A visit to the diabetologist usually involves:
The appointment usually starts with a measurement of the patient's height, weight, and vital signs, including blood pressure and pulse. They also check the blood sugar using a finger stick.
The doctor also checks the teeth and skin for developing sores and skin infections. The patients should be prepared for questions about their current symptoms, family history, and eating habits and it’s important to bring a record of the blood sugar readings. The doctor will also want to know what the patient is currently doing for his diabetes, including any medications he is taking, how often he checks his blood sugar, and if he uses insulin or not.