Diabetes is a self-managed condition. That means the person with diabetes must take care of it each and every day --- and know how to do so.
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Although there are people who are quite knowledgeable about diabetes, there are considerably more people who are not.
As a certified diabetes educator for the last 18 years, what frustrates me the most is that in the majority of cases of pre-diabetes, particularly those with an early diagnosis, developing on to Type 2 diabetes is preventable
People are dying, literally, to have their health care providers help them with the emotional stamina needed to live well with diabetes.
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