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6 Reasons Why You Need to Make an Appointment With a CDCES

Diabetes is 24/7 and 365 days a year. Living with diabetes is hard work both mentally and physically. From the minute you are diagnosed you're thrown into a new world of balancing blood sugars; medications, exercise, increased stress, doctors appointments, and new diabetes-centric language. All of the above is incredibly overwhelming, not to mention difficult, stressful, emotional, financially taxing, and sometimes frightening.

A CDCES is a helpful resource to learn the ropes

The bottom line: everyone needs help, not only when it comes to learning the diabetes ropes but for fine-tuning your diabetes management in the long term. You don't need to be managing your care alone. That's where a Certified Diabetes Care And Education Specialist (CDCES) comes into play.

Reasons to see a CDCES

You might be wondering how a diabetes educator can help you. These are six reasons why you may want to consult with a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist to help you manage your diabetes.

  1. Judgement-free: Their job is to help you, a person living with diabetes, learn the ropes of life with diabetes in a non-judgemental way.
  2. Education: CDCESs offer group diabetes classes and one-on-one sessions, answer questions and help understand and own your diabetes.
  3. Nutrition and healthy eating: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists determine the right diabetes choices for each individual. They are flexible when it comes to nutrition, meals, and understanding things like the carb-fiber connection!
  4. Listening: A CDCES provides a listening ear for us to express our struggles and concerns. They also provide us with tools to help us to implement viable changes in our lives. Some CDCESs even offer support groups for people living with diabetes!
  5. Trusted sources: CDCESs are up to date on all the latest and greatest when it comes to diabetes, medications, and technology.
  6. Tailored approach: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists understand that diabetes isn’t one size fits all. They help tailor your care for a perfect fit.

Looking for a diabetes education class taught by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist? You can find a CDCES or diabetes class near you.

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