Who should be on my diabetes healthcare team?
Your diabetes healthcare team should include you, family members, a physician, a diabetes educator, and a lifestyle coach (trainer/nutritionist). Watch as endocrinologist Reza Yavari, MD, discusses who should be included on a diabetes care team.
[MUSIC PLAYING] For people with diabetes type 2 who are also on insulin, they may need to see an endocrinologist who
specializes in diabetes treated with insulin.
Your diabetes health care team should include a few members.
The first member is yourself. You have to be engaged and committed to take care of yourself.
Your next of kin, or your family members, or the people who live with you are also part of your team
as they have to support you. Finally, when it comes to health care professionals, it is very important not only to have a physician
but to also consult a diabetes educator and, if possible, a dietitian every now and then to just make sure
that you're on track. In some situations, for people with diabetes type 2 who are also on insulin, they may
need to see an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes
treated with insulin. In addition to your doctor and your diabetes educator,
you may also consider to include a counselor or what is now referred to as a coach to your team.
A coach is someone who can help you solve problems. And it is often a resource that is
very valuable for chronic conditions, in particular diabetes. Your coach can be your personal trainer
or it can be a psychologist who has experience with chronic diseases. But overall, include a lifestyle coach in your program
living with diabetes
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