Senior Citizen's Guide to Washington County 7 specialize in the glands of the endocrine (hormone) system. The pancreas is the gland involved in diabetes. The pancreas produces insulin, and problems with insulin are what managing your diabetes is about. Endocrinologists often work as a team with other diabetes specialists—nurse practitioners, dieticians, pharmacists, educators, and exercise physiologists—who help address every aspect of diabetes, which can be a very complicated problem to manage. Finally, managing diabetes is not always easy but it is well worth the effort. Making a plan, setting personal goals and providing and receiving support can help every person to be more successful and healthier overall. Article provided by Gateway Health SM ,