Diabetic Education & Counseling Specialist

Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center

Board Certified Family Physicians located in Miami, FL

Diabetic education and counseling make a major difference in treatment outcomes for diabetic and prediabetic patients. At Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center in Miami, Florida, Wentworth Jarrett, MD, and the team provide diabetic education and counseling with a personalized approach. Even though there is no cure for diabetes, managing it is possible with education and support. Schedule your consultation at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center by phone or online today.

Diabetic Education & Counseling Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disease, meaning it affects the processes that your body uses to turn food into energy. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1, which stops your body from making insulin, and Type 2, which affects the way your body uses insulin. Insulin is a hormone from the pancreas that helps blood glucose (sugar) get into your cells for use as energy.

When your body doesn’t have insulin or can’t use its insulin effectively to remove glucose from your blood, your blood sugar elevates to dangerous levels. Elevated blood sugar can lead to neuropathy, heart issues, eye issues, and a plethora of other health complications that are sometimes avoidable with diabetic education and counseling. 

What is diabetic education and counseling?

Diabetic education and counseling are available at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center to help you manage your diabetes. Learning as much as you can about your condition helps you manage it more effectively, and the team at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center gives you the tools to do so. They offer:

Nutritional information

Learning about your body’s nutritional needs and a diet that helps you meet them is a major part of managing diabetes effectively. Changing your diet can help you regulate your blood glucose even if you don’t have or can’t effectively use your natural insulin. 

Exercise information

Physical activity and exercise help regulate your blood glucose more than you might expect. It also lowers your risk for neuropathy, heart disease, and other common diabetes complications. 

Following personalized counseling from the team helps you manage your weight, reduce your need for medications, prevent complications from diabetes, and improve your diabetes treatment outcome. 

Who needs diabetic education and counseling?

Diabetic education and counseling can be beneficial to you if you have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. 

A prediabetes diagnosis simply means you’re at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, but this diagnosis is reversible. By engaging in diabetic education and counseling and changing your diet and lifestyle accordingly, you can improve your health and avoid developing diabetes. 

Type 1 diabetes patients always need to take insulin, and some Type 2 patients need it too. However, some cases of Type 2 diabetes are treatable with diabetic education, counseling, and lifestyle changes alone.

Still, anyone with diabetes of any kind can benefit from diabetes education and counseling alongside personalized treatment. 

Diabetic education and counseling can greatly improve your health and wellness if you have diabetes or are at risk. Schedule your appointment over the phone or online at Dr. Jarrett’s Wellness Center today.