Robert Barsamian, an artist, began to experience extreme fatigue and was unable to execute his artwork. After several tests, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. At his local Baylor Medical Center, Robert met one-on-one with a certified diabetes educator who explained the effects of diabetes, how to change his diet, the role of exercise and weight loss, and the importance of maintaining his blood sugar levels. He has lost 25 pounds and hopes to lose about 50 more. "The diabetes education at Baylor was very helpful. It taught me I can manage my diabetes as long as I follow certain guidelines. Feeling better has given me the ability to concentrate more and think more clearly about my work. My work and life have just blossomed."