Food Majesty Messages – No. 36

Diabetes is a challenging disease to control and it is one you self-manage. Your diabetes healthcare team consists of your primary doctor and/or endocrinologist and diabetes educator (dietitian and/or nurse or pharmacist). Other physicians you may at some point consider if necessary to detect or treat possible diabetes-related complications include a cardiologist for heart health/disease, an ophthalmologist for eye care/disease, a nephrologist for kidney care/disease, a neurologist for nerve issues/ damage, a podiatrist for foot care/disease, a dentist for mouth/tooth/ gum care, and perhaps a social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist for emotional well-being, acceptance and reduced stress.