A diabetes diagnosis can be traumatizing for any family and lead to questions that they may have never thought about before. Can my child eat ice cream? Will they be able to attend school? What do I do if their blood sugar spikes? That’s where a diabetes care and education specialist comes in.
Diabetes care and education specialists are healthcare professionals who work with your family to create an individualized care plan based on your life, culture, beliefs, access to resources and environment among many other factors. Most insurance plans cover this service as do many healthcare systems. To find a diabetes care and education specialist near you, visit DiabetesEducator.org/Find or speak with your primary care provider.
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