mostly up to you to control your blood sugar. But your diabetes healthcare team can
These experts will teach you how to manage diabetes. They'll teach you about the health
risks it brings. With practice, controlling your blood sugar will become a habit.
team will work with you to create a treatment plan. The goal is to keep your blood
controlled. This can delay or prevent other health problems. Your team is likely to
A primary care provider. This might be your
regular healthcare provider. This may have been the first person to tell you about
This provider has special training to treat people with
diabetes. They can confirm which type of diabetes you have. They can also let you
know if there are new findings in diabetes care that might help you.
This provider can teach you how healthy eating can help you
control blood sugar.
This might be a nurse, dietitian, or pharmacist. They'll teach
you about managing diabetes.
psychologist or social worker.
This person can help you cope with your
feelings and stresses.
These can include:
Managing your diabetes can be a lot to handle. It might affect your home and work
routines. Don’t be afraid to let your family, friends, and work supervisor know about
your condition. They can support your need to stick to your treatment plan.
Family and friends can support your efforts to take care of yourself. So don’t feel
asking for help when you need it. Ask them to learn along with you if they have
questions or aren’t taking your diagnosis seriously. It might be hard at first for
to understand some of the changes you're making. Tell them that your health is your
priority. Their support can help keep you focused and confident as you learn to control
your blood sugar. Don't let them stop you from making good choices to keep your diabetes
under control. Sometimes people need to change their circle of friends. They need
around people who support the lifestyle changes they must make.
Online Medical Reviewer: Rita Sather RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
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