Your Diabetes Educator
Your diabetes educator will explain your diabetes in more detail, covering a wide range of topics. A diabetes educator could be either a nurse or dietitian. They will answer your questions (and your family’s questions), provide support and give you information that will help you make informed choices. Your diabetes educator will teach you about the tools you can use to control your diabetes knowledge, physical activity, food choices, monitoring and medications. They will also help you set your own personal goals. You will learn potential problems to watch for and preventive measures such as daily foot care, dental and eye checkups. They will discuss how to handle stress, an important factor in controlling blood glucose levels. During follow-up appointments your educator will help you assess your diabetes control, and work with you to solve problems.