A Day in the Life of a Diabetic
Basic Diet Recommendations
Role of Blood Sugar Monitoring
Exercise and Lifestyle
Who to Talk to
Certified Diabetic Educator: Diabetic educators work with diabetic patients to help them change their lifestyle and nutritional habits so the disease can be better understood. They also teach the patient about blood glucose monitoring, proper nutrition, and daily exercise routines.
Endocrinologist: Because the pancreas is part of the endocrine system, an endocrinologist is an expert on diabetes. One of these doctors can prescribe insulin and other medication, suggest a meal plan, and help a diabetic keep track of their blood glucose levels.