Is therapy like seeing an endocrinologist or diabetes educator?

A psychologist cannot take the place of a medical provider. Thus, advice about adjusting medications, about counting carbohydrates, and about steps to avoid long-term complications is not part of the focus with a psychologist. Diabetes educators are a very necessary part of treatment in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Also, regular blood glucose monitoring, healthy food choices, and exercise are a very necessary part of self-management. Endocrinologists play an important role also, especially around the point of first diagnosis and in dealing with medication regimens and handling long-term complications of illness for those who develop such complications. So, I don’t become involved in these other areas, but serve a complementary role in the management of the illness, aimed at addressing the psychological and behavioral dimensions of the illness and its treatment.