FAQ - Diabetes and Nutrition Center
Non-diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy or Nutrition Education:
I don't have diabetes, I have another medical condition. My healthcare provider referred me to the Center to meet with a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist to learn about nutrition for my medical condition. Does my insurance company cover my visit?
Is there anything I should do differently before I meet with the dietitian?
Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training:
How do I know if my insurance covers diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T)?
What is diabetes?
What are the common types of diabetes?
What is prediabetes?
Are there other types of diabetes?
What causes diabetes?
How is diabetes managed?
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
How do I know if I have diabetes?
Can diabetes be cured?
What should my glucose (blood sugar) level be?
Is it common to take both pills and an injectable medicine or insulin to control my type 2 diabetes?
I have type 2 diabetes and my healthcare provider prescribed insulin for me. Does that mean that I now have type 1 diabetes?
For additional information, contact the Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center at GBMC, or the American Diabetes Association or 1-800-DIABETES (800-342- 2383). Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm ET.