Do You Need a Referral
to See a Diabetic Specialist?

Book an appointment through our online clinic to get a referral for a Diabetes Doctor. Chat with a Meira Care virtual doctor about your medical history and current symptoms. Get your assessment, diagnosis, and specialist referral all from the comfort of your home.

  • Meira Care Specialties DiabeticSame-Day Appointments
  • Meira Care Specialties DiabeticLate Evening & Weekend Appointments
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When to See a Diabetes Specialist!

Suffering from diabetes? Without proper management or positive changes, diabetes problems can continue to escalate.

Losing weight, eating a healthy diet, and taking your medications as prescribed by your online doctor all are steps to keep your diabetes controlled. Adhere to your scheduled appointments with the doctor and notify them if anything in your health changes. You may need to see a diabetes specialist, or endocrinologist, to control diabetes successfully.

Meira Care Specialties Diabetic
Meira Care Specialties Diabetic

Reasons To See an Endocrinologist

  • Your primary care provider recommends a Diabetes Specialist
  • You want a second opinion
  • Your attempts to control diabetes are unsuccessful
  • You are seeking the right educational material to help you
  • You are experiencing complications managing your diabetes.
  • Conventional treatments don’t work

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

The following are some of the common symptoms of diabetes.

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme hunger
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • Feeling very tired most of the time
  • Very dry skin
  • Sores that are slow to heal
  • More infections than usual

Meira Care can refer you to a Diabetes Specialist who can offer support for people suffering from:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes (on insulin or insulin pump)
  • Gestational Diabetes
Meira Care Specialties Diabetic
Meira Care Specialties Diabetic

Diabetes affects every system in the body.

Symptoms of diabetes can appear in unrelated places, such as the eyes, which are harmed by high blood sugar. For example, if you have a routine eye exam an ophthalmologist or optometrist may detect evidence of diabetes before other symptoms have developed.

Meira Care’s online doctors would start off by ordering blood work. Once the diagnosis is confirmed our healthcare provider will likely take the lead on managing your disease. However, you may need to visit and work with several other healthcare practitioners for diabetes management and as your diabetes advances, including:

  • Endocrinologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Dietitian or Nutritionist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Nephrologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Neurologist
  • Physiatrist or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
  • Mental Health Provider, Pharmacist, and other Clinicians

What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Diabetes Specialist?

  • Personalized treatment plan for managing your condition
  • Help in gaining control over your disease
  • Help in developing coping skills to face the daily challenges of the disease
  • Reducing the risk of complications
  • Better management of blood glucose levels
  • Coordinating with your primary care doctor
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What are the different types of diabetes I can consult a specialist for?
Do I need to show a practitioner’s referral to see a diabetes specialist?
How should I prepare for my appointment with a diabetes specialist?
How can I cancel my appointment? Is there a fee for cancellation?
Can I refill/renew my prescriptions online?
What languages do you offer the services in?
What are the requirements for a virtual visit?
Can I see an online doctor if I am not covered by OHIP?