Definately take advantage of Diabetes Educators.
I would caution though, that you look at the program. I was first sent to a company that educates in 2 8-hour days, in a classroom situation. They went out of business shortly after I took the class, so the majority of the benefits -- having someone to call and talk to when I had problems was not available.
The other problem is that to cover that material in such a long time period, they had to drive everything to the ground. The whole process was exhausting.
I went to a second company a few weeks ago. This one was organized MUCH better, and I recommend going to this type of diabetes education. This was one on one, 5 hours total.