If you’re managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you will work with a healthcare team that may include a local family physician, registered dietitian and an endocrinologist (a specialist who works with patients who have hormone-related disorders). Some people with diabetes also benefit from working with a local kinesiologist, who is a health and wellness provider that’s trained in the study of human movement. From biomechanics to anatomy, a local kinesiologist will use scientific approaches to treat patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders, from diabetes to high triglycerides. Working with a kinesiologist can help you manage diabetes symptoms; prevent stroke, heart disease, kidney problems and diabetic neuropathy; improve mobility; understand diets and weight loss; lower blood pressure; improve blood glucose levels and more. A local kinesiologist may use a variety of techniques to treat patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, including manual therapies, muscle testing, demonstrating proper muscle movement, massage therapy and nutrition advice. If you want to learn more about how a local kinesiologist might be able to help you effectively manage your type 1 or type 2 diabetes and prevent diabetes-related complications such as glaucoma, start a conversation with your local family physician or endocrinologist.