Diabetes Consultation 101 | 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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By : dLife Editors

If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, what questions should you ask your doctor at your next consultation to get you on the path to wellness?  We list some important questions below.  Print them out and check them off at your next doctor’s visit.

 

  • How often should I test my blood sugar in one day?
  • What should I do if my blood sugar is too high?
  • What should I do if my blood sugar is too low?
  • Does having diabetes put me at high risk for other diseases such as high blood pressure and cholesterol?
  • Can you tell me more about diabetic retinopathy?  Should I see an eye doctor?  How often should I have my eyes checked?
  • What is the best medication for me?
  • What are the side-effects of the medicines you have prescribed?
  • Is it okay to skip medication if I feel like I don’t need it?
  • Will the medication you have prescribed cause weight gain?
  • Are there any new medications on the market that may be beneficial to me?
  • What changes should I make to my diet?
  • Who can help me create a diet plan?
  • What other resources should I use?
  • Is there an in-house diabetes education center?
  • What should my normal weight be?
  • Are my children at risk for developing diabetes?
  • Will I have to avoid eating my favorite desserts?
  • How should I change my diet?
  • Is it possible to reverse my diabetes and how?