MIT Medical offers help in managing diabetes from registered dietician and certified diabetes educator Joan Hill. Diabetes affects MIT people of all ages; if not controlled, it can cause complications including cardiovascular disease, diabetic retinopathy (which can lead to blindness), and nerve damage. Eating well and being physically active are the first steps in staying healthy, but if your blood glucose is not controlled through lifestyle changes, oral or injectable medication may be needed.
Meet with MIT Medical's diabetes educator to discuss your situation, ask questions and learn how to live with diabetes. She can teach you to monitor your blood glucose levels and and other risk factors for complications of diabetes so you can be involved in decisions about your treatment plan and get information on dining out, handling emergencies, etc.
American Diabetes Association
Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program - American Diabetes Association
CDC Diabetes Public Health Resource
College Diabetes Network (CDN)
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association
Joslin Diabetes Center
National Diabetes Education Program
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The Walking Site