Diabetes is a complicated and challenging disease. You will need a good partnership
with your health care team, which may include a doctor, nurse, educator, and
dietician. Make sure you have a team you can count on to bring the diabetes
With training, you should feel thoroughly comfortable with all aspects of
glucose testing, insulin treatment, and meal planning. Never be afraid to ask
a question, or to ask it more than once!
Also, find out if there are other resources available in your area. Your hospital
is an excellent place to get additional information on local resources and
support groups. The American Diabetes Association has a monthly magazine, Diabetes
Forecast, as well as cookbooks and many other publications to help people
live with diabetes. Visit the magazine web site for more information: www.diabetes.org/diabetes-forecast.jsp.
Review Date: 5/10/2007
Reviewed By: Robert Hurd, MD, Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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