God said in his word, "I will never leave your nor forsake
you". Danniebelle placed her issues with diabetes in God's
hands. With every trial placed before her-through faith, she was
able to rely on God's precious promises to see her through.
He or she may be your doctor at the clinic where you go for health
care, your family doctor, or someone who has special training
in caring for people with diabetes. A doctor with special training
is called an "endocrinologist" or "diabetologist."
Your doctor will decide
what kind of medicine you need and how much to take. The doctor
will tell you what your blood sugar range should be. Ask your
doctor what the best range is for you. Your doctor will also check
your weight and do tests to be sure that your blood sugar is staying
in a good range and that your body is healthy.
A diabetes educator may be a nurse, a dietitian, or another kind
of health care worker. Diabetes educators teach you about diet
and meal plans, how to give yourself insulin shots, how to test
your blood, and how to fit diabetes care into your everyday life.
Don't be shy about
talking with your doctor or diabetes educator. Ask them questions
if you don't understand something. After all, it's your health!
family and friends.
Keeping your blood sugar at a good level is a daily job. You may
need help or support from your family or friends. You may want
to bring a family member or close friend with you when you visit
your doctor or diabetes educator. Taking good care of your diabetes
sometimes can be a family affair!
To find a diabetes educator near you, call or write:
of Diabetes Educators
To find a dietitian near you who can help you plan your meals, call
100 West Monroe Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
(800) 338-3633 or (312) 424-2426
Home Page: www.aadenet.org
Programs about diabetes. To
find programs about diabetes or to talk to other people who have
diabetes, call or write:
special services for people with diabetes are:
1931 E. Rovey Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Telephone: (602) 433-2113
The Diabetic Traveler
P.O. Box 8223 RW
Stamford, CT 06905
Telephone: (203) 327-5832
Both of these places
have newsletters and other information for people with diabetes
who like to take part in sports and outdoor activities, or like
Other magazines and newsletters for people
with diabetes are:
R.A. Rapaport Publishing Company P.O. Box 52890
Boulder, CO 80322
3715 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Prana Publications and Paraphernalia
5623 Matilija Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
has more information about diabetes and places to get help with
your diabetes. Call or write the clearinghouse at:
of this information was provided by The
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
This material is not copyrighted, and can be used, and is encouraged
for public use.