Beginning Your Diabetes Technology Journey

"You have diabetes." Whether you heard this from your health care professional a while ago or very recently, it's a diagnosis that can leave you feeling overwhelmed. However, you don't have to be defined by your diagnosis. You, your support network, and your diabetes care team can work together to manage your condition and optimize your health.

There are many technologies and devices available to people with diabetes today — and even more options on the horizon. It may seem daunting to take it all in. Don't worry. While it's true that diabetes technologies can be confusing, especially if you are newly diagnosed, there's good news: Not only will your health care professional recommend technologies that fit your needs and provide you with training to use them, but the diabetes experts at AACE are here to help you on your diabetes technology journey.

The AACE Patient Journey of Diabetes Technology is a useful guide to all of your diabetes technology options.

Your journey begins here


Learning about diabetes self-care and diabetes technology can empower you to take the best possible care of yourself. Here, we present key facts about diabetes technology, benefits of diabetes technology, and more.

Patient Checklist

Are you planning to talk with your health care professional about diabetes technology? Here are some important things to keep in mind for your conversation.

Initial Assessment

Find out what key factors your health care professional will consider to determine the right diabetes technology for you. We've included information specific to non-insulin users and insulin users.

Planning & Treatment

Learn about the two basic types of devices involved in managing diabetes: glucose monitors and insulin delivery devices. Plus, get quick summaries of time in range, A1c test, and other key terms you should know.

Care & Continuity

From joining a support group to leading a healthy lifestyle and getting restorative sleep, discover how to achieve success in diabetes self-care and live well.