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Diabetes self-management training and education plays a vital role in the management of diabetes

While you manage your patients care, diabetes educators can empower them to manage their diabetes.

While you manage your patients care, diabetes educators can empower them to manage their diabetes. They teach, coach and guide patients so they understand their diabetes and how it affects their personal lives, and work with them to set (and meet) behavior change goals to improve their health.

What we Do Roles Process

The goal of diabetes management is to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as safely possible. Since diabetes may greatly increase risk for heart disease and peripheral artery disease, measures to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels are an essential part of diabetes treatment as well.

The roles and responsibilities of the nursing team relating to diabetes care include: Prevention advice, using behaviour change and health coaching techniques  Screening, prevention and early detection of type 2 diabetes. Promoting self-care.

Controlling blood sugar (glucose) levels is the major goal of diabetes treatment, in order to prevent complications of the disease. Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin as well as dietary changes and exercise. Type 2 diabetes may be managed with non-insulin medications, insulin, weight reduction, or dietary changes.