Your Diabetes Care Team
You are not alone when it comes to managing your diabetes. You may have a primary health care provider, or the main doctor you visit. You may also have a nurse, diabetes educator, dietitian, and others on your team. They can help you with diabetes-related issues and give you the support you need. The team structure may be even more helpful if your primary health care provider can collect information from other team members and use it to guide your treatment.
Professionals are not the only people who can join the team. Your family and friends can be a great source of support. And then, there’s you. You and all of your team members have the same goal: to help you manage your diabetes.
You'll work with your team to create a care plan that guides you through:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- How to take the medicine you may need
- How to track your blood sugar
Your diabetes care team may include these health care professionals
Your team will work together with you to manage your diabetes care. But on a daily basis, you are the one in charge.
As the captain of your team, you need to know:
- As much as you can about diabetes
- How to get the most from your visits with your diabetes care team