Oftentimes, your physician will give you a referral to a diabetes education program
in your area. If not, then ask them for a referral and use our locator tool to find one in your area.
Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals – often nurses, dietitians or pharmacists – who focus on all aspects of diabetes care. They explain how foods affect blood sugar, give specific directions for taking medication correctly and offer guidance on how to lower the risk of developing complications. They also tailor their help to what you need at a given time such as giving advice on getting through the excesses of holiday parties to coping with the challenges of managing diabetes while travelling.