April 30, 2019

By : Abel Alfonso, DO

Whether you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or managing the condition for years, it’s a good idea to ask yourself if it’s under control. Diabetes treatment usually includes exercise, a meal plan, medications, insulin injection and monitoring your blood sugar.

In 2018, the American Diabetes Association issued new guidelines that recommend patients take a more active role in their treatment and participate in more consistent, ongoing nutrition and lifestyle support. We are better understanding what it takes to manage type 2 diabetes.

How well is your treatment plan working for you? If you are having trouble controlling your diabetes, your medications, diet and activity may need to be tailored to you and your individual health traits. That’s where an endocrinologist, a specialist in diabetes care, may be able to help.

Our Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center can also offer education, resources and support to help you better control your blood sugar through nutrition and lifestyle.

We all work together with your primary care provider. Start by talking to your primary care provider about your diabetes treatment. Or call our Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center at 507-389-8572.