A local nurse is a medical provider who has been licensed to be a caregiver to patients. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, a local nurse can help you manage your insulin, blood sugar levels, weight and mental health. They can also help you prevent diabetes-related complications such as diabetes dental conditions. A local nurse can assist you in making informed health decisions treat complications such as sleep apnea. Many patients work with a local diabetes nurse when they are first diagnosed with diabetes, in order to get guidance and build healthy disease management habits. Your local nurse can work with your local endocrinologist to help you get the most out of your diabetes treatment plan.