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March 8, 2014 6:10 PM

Diabetes | It takes a team to manage diabetes

Take a quick look at the number of other players you might have on your team as a person living with diabetes: endocrinologist (diabetes specialist), nutritionist/dietitian, diabetes educator, optometrist or ophthalmologist, retina specialist, podiatrist, gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) for dealing with stuff like gastroparesis — nerve damage to the muscles in the stomach resulting in problems moving food out of the stomach — nephrologist (kidney specialist), cardiologist (heart specialist), and maybe a personal trainer to help with best exercise practices for your particular stage in health.

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