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A person is at risk for diabetes complications if blood sugar levels are often above a target range for a long period of time.

Diabetes is a manageable condition. Depending on your situation, however, you may need to see different health care providers throughout the course of the disease.

  • Your primary care physician will be your main point of contact. They will monitor your blood sugar, prescribe medications, and may refer you to a specialist, like a diabetologist or endocrinologist.
  • A diabetologist specializes in treatment of various forms of diabetes, as well as the problems diabetes can cause throughout the body. A diabetologist also advises on lifestyle management, medication, insulin, and insulin pumps.
  • An endocrinologist specializes diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine glands, which regulate hormones. Endocrinologists can help people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes manage insulin (a hormone) when they have trouble controlling their blood sugar levels.

Learn more at full Complications From Diabetes Health Topic page

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Classes & Events

  • Diabetes Self-Management: Nampa

    Health Management Classes
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    Varies, Registration Required

    Comprehensive diabetes education for the newly-diagnosed patient.

  • Diabetes Self-Management: Meridian

    Health Management Classes
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    Varies, Registration Required

    Comprehensive diabetes education for the newly-diagnosed patient.

  • Diabetes Self-Management: Hailey

    Health Management Classes
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    Covered by most insurance plans, Registration Required

    Learn how to manage your diabetes to prevent complications and improve your quality of life.

  • Diabetes Self-Management: Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    Varies, Registration Required

    Comprehensive diabetes education for the newly-diagnosed patient.