Diet. Exercise. Medication.
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A Certified Diabetes Educator, or CDE, can provide valuable help when it comes to managing your diabetes. They work with you to develop a game plan to keep your blood sugar levels under control, and provide ongoing support to make that plan a regular part of your life.
can help you manage
your diabetes and the
challenges you face
1 Provide tips, resources and support that can make living with diabetes simpler
2Work with you to develop a healthy eating plan
3Create an exercise plan designed to meet your fitness goals
4Show you how to take your medication as prescribed
5Teach you how to check and track your blood sugar levels regularly
6Help you prepare for discussions with your doctor
7Troubleshoot your treatment plan when you run into challenges
8Help reduce the risk of long-term complications
9Develop coping strategies for living with diabetes day to day
10Offer ongoing support and encouragement
Always talk with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, exercise, or treatment plan.
Experts recommend that people with diabetes see a CDE at least once a year, if not more. Check with your health insurance plan to see if sessions with a CDE are covered.