Team Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Management

Comprehensive care of patients with diabetes requires a team of healthcare professionals. Working with different healthcare providers allows the patient to learn in-depth information regarding their health and well-being. It also ensures that the patient’s needs are cared for and addressed. It is important to use other providers’ skills and specialties to ensure patients have the best care and understanding of their condition. Often, problems may be apparent to one healthcare provider, but go unnoticed by another. For example, recognizing a patient’s illiteracy or vision problems in a group class may be difficult, but these problems may be obvious during a one-on-one encounter.1