Diabetes is a lot to handle for anyone. That’s why it’s so important to remember that you are not alone in managing your diabetes.
There are different types of doctors ready to help. They are there to help you get the care you need to manage your diabetes. Together, they form part of your diabetes care teamDiabetes care teamYour diabetes care team may include: a primary care doctor, a diabetes and hormone doctor (endocrinologist), a registered nurse, a diabetes educator, a dietician, a heart doctor (cardiologist), a foot doctor (podiatrist), an eye doctor (ophthalmologist/optometrist), a kidney doctor (nephrologist), a dentist, a pharmacist, and a mental health professional. . This can include:
Be sure to work closely with them. Stay involved, especially with your primary doctor, as you create a personalized diabetes care plan that can help get you to your goal and keep you there.
Your family and friends are also part of your care team. They can give support in many different ways.
The more your loved ones understand what goes into managing your diabetes, the better they may be able to help you when you need it. You may be pleasantly surprised at just how helpful family members and friends can be to you along the way. You can:
Get connected in your community! Here's a head start: The following groups have national headquarters as well as local chapters. To find their local chapters, check your phone book, go to the group’s website, or contact the national office.
Children with Diabetes, Inc.
8216 Princeton-Glendale Road, PMB 200, West Chester, OH 45069‑1675
The College Diabetes Network
50 Milk Street, 17th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Diabetic neuropathy (nerve problems)
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