'Diabetologist' tag doesn't have Medical Council of India no
The term is loosely used to refer to either an endocrinologist (a super-specialist doctor in diabetes and other hormones with three years training after the PG medical course) or an MD general physician (three year PG course after MBBS) practising diabetes management. Experts say a third group also use this tag and they are the cause of worry.

"This third group mostly comprise MBBS doctors who may have gone through unrecognised courses for a few months and started practising as diabetelogists. Since these courses are not recognised by MCI, their practice can be called illegal," said Dr Shyam Kalavalapalli, director, Institute of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Adiposity.

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