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FOODPICKER: Diabetes Q&A
From: Nancy M. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: diabetes education help
  We Answer Diabetes Questions!

I am trying to find a class for our grandson.  He is 19 and has a part-time job but no insurance.  He just found out last week that he is a type 1 diabetes after losing a lot of weight and his blood sugar was 523.  He is on insulin but needs to go to a class to manage is diabetes without going hungry.  Where do we start?  Any suggestions would help us a lot.

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Megan Comer, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: It is extremely important to see a doctor with this new diagnosis.  Type 1 diabetes is not something that can be ... (click for entire response)

Beth Conlon, MS, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: The next step is to actively search for a diabetes educator that best matches your grandsonís needs.  There are many specialists who focus on diabetes care for young adults, and many offer financial options for the uninsured... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Many cities offer local, free, community diabetes education classes.  These classes will educate you on the disease itself, introduce you to diet management, how to use a glucometer... (click for entire response)

Jenifer Kayan, RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Your best bet would be to contact his physician's office, or your local hospital or health clinic.  They will be able to refer you to resources... (click for entire response)

Sujata Anantharaman, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Generally the health care centers have outpatient clinics where diabetes educators provide information on diabetes.  Ask your health care... (click for entire response)

Laura Arrington, Nutrition Student
Answer: There are a lot of places that can help you.  Local colleges and universities sometimes have... (click for entire response)

       


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