An ophthalmologist is a specialist who is qualified to deliver total eye care including, eye examinations and surgical eye care. Diabetes affects the blood vessels of the eyes and can cause problems, and even blindness, if your diabetes is not well controlled. You should see your eye doctor at least once a year. If you are experiencing eye problems you may need to go more frequently.
Diabetes affects the nerves and blood circulation, making your feet and lower legs vulnerable to injury or infection. A podiatrist will examine your feet and provide immediate treatment for any foot and lower-leg problems that you experience. You should examine your feet every day so that you can alert your podiatrist right away to any problems you notice. The tiniest unintended injury can worsen until you wind up facing an amputation.
5. Registered Dietitian
The relationship between diabetes and what, when, and how you eat is critical. For that reason, your doctor may suggest that you visit a dietitian for help better managing your diabetes diet. A registered dietitian is trained in the science of diet modifications to help you reach optimal health and to control illnesses such as diabetes. Click here to learn more about dietitians, and download my list of questions to ask your dietitian on your next visit.