The Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes: Your Health Care Team

People with diabetes work with an extensive health care team, which may include a primary doctor, dietitian, diabetes educator, eye doctor, foot doctor, dentist and possibly an exercise trainer. But remember, you are the most important member of the team. Your health care team is available to help you manage your diabetes and maintain your good health.

Your Health Care Team

According to the American Diabetes Association, your health care team should include:

You: You are the most important member of your health care team. Only you know how you feel. Your health care team will depend on you to talk to them honestly and supply information about your body. Monitoring your blood glucose is an important part of effective therapy. Doing this will allow the team to evaluate whether the current treatment is effective to attaining good control of your diabetes.