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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a diabetes nurse educator?
A diabetes nurse educator is a nurse with extensive background in the care and management of patients with diabetes. Nurse educators can provide diabetes education programs, which include information regarding diabetes symptoms, causes of type 1 diabetes or causes of type 2 diabetes, and diabetes management, such as recommended nutrition.
What do online diabetes nurse educators do?
Our online diabetes nurse educators specialize in the care and management of both pre-diabetic patients and those living with diabetes. They can help educate you on the causes of diabetes, early signs and symptoms of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, provide advice for weight-loss or exercise, and diabetes nutrition like carbohydrate counting.
What should I expect during my consultation with a diabetes nurse educator?
The nurse will start by reviewing your medical history. From there, you can expect to obtain support and education regarding diabetes management and control based on your health needs.
What is the benefit of seeing a diabetes nurse educator over an endocrinologist?
A diabetes nurse educator will do a more thorough review of blood sugars than an endocrinologist and have an in-depth discussion with you afterwards. If you have type 1 diabetes, you may require more adjustment, and as a result, may want a more detailed appointment with a diabetes nurse educator. If you have type 2 diabetes, you may simply want a more cost effective appointment to get insulin adjustments.
When should I see an endocrinologist?
You should seek help from an endocrinologist when your diabetes condition is hard to manage, or if your prescribed treatment isn’t working. Endocrinologists are licensed doctors who specialize in the hormonal causes of diabetes and can prescribe medications or help with insulin adjustments.
Can I see the same diabetes nurse educator every time?
Yes, if you’d like to see the same diabetes nurse educator, simply book an appointment and select the same provider.