Diabetes is a chronic health condition whose treatment to a large extent depends upon self-management. Helping the client to manage his or her diabetes is a team effort. The client is the primary team member, with the residential staff, physician, registered dietitian, and other health care professionals playing a vital role in the treatment of the illness. Client participation is critical to the treatment outcomes of this disease. In this session, you will learn about the effects and treatment of diabetes so that you can effectively support clients diagnosed with diabetes in maintaining their highest level of health.