Doctors and Other Health-Care Support

Endocrinologist or Primary Care? You May Need to Shop Around for the Right Doctor

Even if you like your primary care doctor, he or she may not be the right person to manage type 2 diabetes
Like many aspects of type 2 diabetes, it may take some trial and error before you find the right doctor. Primary care doctors, such as family physicians and internists, treat most people with type 2 diabetes. But even if you like your primary care doctor, he or she may not be the right person to manage type 2 diabetes...  Read More

Why You Need a Team of Health-Care Providers if You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes affects the entire body, from the brain to the nerves of the feet
Type 2 diabetes affects your entire body, from the brain down to the nerves of your feet and everything in between. So when it comes to taking care of your health, you'll need a diabetes health-care team. Here's a list of 10 types of health-care providers who treat diabetes and its complications...  Read More

The 7 Most Common Diabetes-Related Medical Emergencies

Diabetes care generally focuses on day-to-day living to prevent complications, such as eating right and exercising, but it's also important for you to know how to get help if you have one of these medical emergencies...  Read More

Why You'll Thank Yourself for Visiting a Diabetes Educator

They can help you cope with many aspects of the disease, including fear and anxiety
If you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you should spend time with a diabetes educator. These are doctors, nurses, dietitians, or other health professionals who have undergone special training...  Read More

My Doctor Treated Me Like a Child

"He literally raised his voice and yelled at me like I was a child"
It may take some searching to find a physician who’s diabetes-savvy and has a personal style that works for you. In general, Virginia Shreve, a 51-year-old school social worker in Lynchburg, Va., likes her family physician. However, he was less than sympathetic when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes...  Read More


Use These Sites to Find Diabetes Doctors and Health-Care Providers

  • Site: dLife
  • Who it's for: Those seeking a dietitian, specialist, support group, or educator
  • Why we like it: This "Diabetes Locator" will hook you up with just about any health-care professional—dietitians, educators, endocrinologists, eye doctors, and even support groups.

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