Do you drink alcohol? How often and how much do you drink?
Do you smoke or have you ever smoked cigarettes?
Complications of diabetes
Your doctor will also ask about possible signs of complications, such as:
Eye problems. Have you had any problems with double or blurred vision or seeing flashes of light; seeing large, floating red or black spots; or seeing large areas that look like floating hair, cotton fibers, or spiderwebs? When was the last time you had an eye exam?
Nerve damage. Do you have any numbness, tingling, or pain in your hands, legs, or feet?
Kidney problems. Have you had any kidney problems in the past?
Blood vessel disease. Have you had any heart or blood vessel problems in your legs? Have you had chest pain or shortness or breath?
Sexual problems. Have you had any sexual difficulties lately?