Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a complex disease that requires the patient to manage their condition on a daily basis including making healthy food choices, taking regular exercise, monitoring blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed. This careful self-management can reduce the possibility of developing complications including heart disease, dental disease, eye disorders, kidney disease, nerve damage and lower leg amputation.

A diabetes educator works with diabetes sufferers to ensure that they have the knowledge and confidence to undertake these daily tasks and that they are able to take care of themselves.  He can guide patients through their treatment and help them with any issues, fears or problems they may encounter.