Welcome to Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals, which is designed to help you approach managing your diabetes in a whole new way.

One of the toughest things about managing type 2 diabetes can be the feeling that you have to change everything about your lifestyle, all at once. It doesn’t have to be that way, and that’s where Get to Your Goals comes into play.

Get to Your Goals is a simple, step-by-step plan made up of three missions for you to take on, one at a time, with the help of your diabetes healthcare team (including your primary care provider, endocrinologist and/or diabetes educator).

Get started by clicking on Mission No. 1 Gather Intelligence below!

I’ll be your mission leader and you can find out more about my background and why I’m involved in Get to Your Goals, by clicking my picture above.

It’s time to complete your missions and get to your blood sugar goals. I know you can do it!

Etie Moghissi, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Etie Moghissi is a clinical endocrinologist involved in patient care in private practice in Marina del Rey, California, as well as an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and is a member of the board of trustees of the American Collage of Endocrinology.

As a clinical endocrinologist, I treat a number of people with type 2 diabetes and know that managing the disease can be a difficult undertaking. The initial diagnosis is often overwhelming and many patients do not realize that high blood sugar levels over time can lead to serious long-term complications.

That’s why I’m working on the Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals program to provide you with clear tools and missions that encourage you to know your A1C and talk to your diabetes healthcare team (including your primary care provider, endocrinologist, and/or diabetes educator) about setting and attaining your blood sugar goals.

By working with your diabetes healthcare team, you can develop an individualized treatment plan and learn more about how lifestyle changes, such as meal planning and physical activity, and medication, when prescribed, all play key roles in helping you reach your A1C goal and blood sugar goals. For more advice about type 2 diabetes management and the importance of teaming up with your doctor, click here.

I am very excited about Get to Your Goals and hope that you find it to be a helpful resource. I know how important it is for people with type 2 diabetes to work with their diabetes healthcare team to set personal goals and a plan for achieving them, and that’s exactly where you’ll start with the first mission of Get to Your Goals – Gather Intelligence.