Diabetes and nutrition go hand in hand. With adequate diet and lifestyle changes, diabetes can be successfully managed. Individuals with diabetes are unable to make or properly use insulin. Age, weight, family history, diet, and lifestyle choices all impact the disease. A dietitian can provide education and counseling on carbohydrate intake and management, high quality carbohydrate sources as well as fat and protein sources, weight loss when needed, and can create a dietary plan that takes into account weight, medication, lifestyle, and other health conditions.