Take-Away Tips for Diabetes Education

Stay in the know about diabetes by doing the following:

• Ask your health-care provider about available resources for diabetes education and training.

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• Remember that diabetes is lifelong, and become educated about your disease.

• Understand the type of diabetes you have and the self-care behaviors that are necessary for taking care of it.

• Ask about the cost, and investigate your resources for payment when seeking diabetes education services.

• Find out about the diabetes education program and the educators you will be meeting with.

• Ask questions.

• Clarify with your diabetes care team any diabetes-related information you hear or read and find questionable or don’t understand.

• Make education an ongoing priority throughout your life.