You are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team

Dr. Rodgers encourages those with type 2 diabetes to take an active role in their care.

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If you have diabetes, can you name the most important member of your diabetes care team?

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

The most important member of the team is you.

You are the one who manages your diabetes every day, who makes decisions about your medicine, what to eat, and how to be active. Your diabetes care plan needs to work for you.

Managing diabetes is a team effort, and you are at the center of that team. Your team requires the support of your health care professionals, as well as your family, friends and community.

Take charge of your diabetes by sharing information and asking questions. Before your next appointment, write down a list of questions and bring it with you. You can also bring a loved one to help make sure you get your questions answered.

For more information, follow us on Twitter @NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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