Il Counselor nel team diabetologico

Counseling and diabetes

The present review will depict the role and the boundaries of a relatively new profession, entering the world of diabetes and surroundings, the Counselor. Originally, only large companies were hiring Counselors to improve inter-personal relationships, and approach and resolve human resources problems. More recently, the Counselor was introduced in the Health environment with the scope of reinforcing relationship among patients and physicians, improve physician to patient communication but also improving physician to physician relationships and in general communication among health workers. Specific examples of fields of action of Counselors will be presented, with a specific focus on the interaction between Counselor and patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In conclusion, the wide array of potential applications of Counselors will make this new profession particularly appealing for the Diabetes Team World-wide.