I'm the Quarterback of My Diabetes Health-Care Team


"It's my responsibility to take my meds, it's my responsibility to get exercise" (1:16)
Sean, 34, has a diabetes "team" that includes his wife, mother, primary care physician, and endocrinologist.

Diabetes affects almost every part of your body, so having a team of specialists is the best way to prevent diabetes-related damage. Your team may include your primary care physician or internist; an endocrinologist; a diabetes educator; and a dietitian. Youll need regular visits with dentists and other specialists to check on your teeth, eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and vision. And you may need to rely on family members and support groups for emotional support. Sean, 34, considers himself the quarterback of his team; his wife and mother are important members too.

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