Type 2 diabetes continued

Type 2 diabetes continued

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  • Dietitian
  • Dietitians help diabetics set up meal plans with sample meals and snacks that are individualized to your particular needs.They also teach you how to count carbohydrates in your foods, how to control portion sizes, and understand the importance of watching your fat and calorie consumption. Lastly, they can also provide support.
  • Endocrinologist
  • Endocrinologists treat diabetes with diet and blood sugar reducing medications like insulin. They also work with patients to control blood sugar and monitor them to prevent health problems. They need experience in eye, blood vessel and kidney diseases associated with diabetes. They train in diabetic foot care to prevent gangrene of diabetic foot and amputation of the limbs. Lastly, they train in managing pregnant women, children and adolescents with diabetes and care of a diabetic patient undergoing surgery.
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • A Certified Diabetes Educator is a health professional who has knowledge of and experience in prediabetes, diabetes prevention, and management. The CDE educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. A CDE promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes.
  • Type 2 Diabetes Quote
  • "When I work, a lot of times I have to lose weight, and I do that, but in my regular life I was not eating right, and I was not getting enough exercise. But by the nature of my diet and that lifestyle - boom! The end result was high blood sugars that reach the levels where it becomes Type 2 diabetes. I share that with a gajillion other people."- Tom Hanks
  • Type 2 Diabetes Quote
  • "The typical response from people when I tell them I'm diabetic is, 'Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.' You know, I'm not. I'm a better athlete because of diabetes rather than despite it. I'm more aware of my training, my fitness and more aware of nutrition. I'm more proactive about my health."-Charlie Kimball
  • ALL SOURCES: - American Diabetes Associattion. (2016). Checking Your Blood Glucose. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/ treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/checking-your-blood-glucose.html - Health. (2008, April 11). 3 Things Dietitians Can Do to Help You Control Diabetes. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20188347,00.html -Leontis, L. M. (2016). Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/type-2 diabetes/ type-2-diabetes-exercise -Mandal, A. (2016). What is an Endocrinologist? Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-an-Endocrinologist.aspx - McCulloch, D. K. (2015, October 19). Patient education: Self-blood glucose monitoring in diabetes mellitus (Beyond the Basics). Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://www.uptodate.com/contents/self-blood-glucose-monitoring-in-diabetes-mellitus beyond-the-basics - National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. (2016). What is a Certified Diabetes Educator Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://www.ncbde.org/certification_info/what-is-a-cde/
  • BY: Kelsy Cervera and Maria Santiago Period 5
  • "My diabetes is such a central part of my life... it did teach me discipline... it also taught me about moderation... I've trained myself to be super-vigilant... because I feel better when I am in control."-Sonia Sotomayor
  • Source for quotes: Brainy Quote. (2016). Diabetes Quotes. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/diabetes.html
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