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Diabetes Health Center

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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes

Since you were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. Does having diabetes mean that I am at higher risk for other medical problems?

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2. Should I start seeing other doctors regularly, such as an eye doctor?

3. How often should I test my blood sugar, and what should I do if it is too high or too low?

4. Are there any new medications that I could use to help manage my diabetes?

5. Does diabetes mean I have to stop eating the foods I like best?

6. How can exercise make a difference in my diabetes?

7. If I'm overweight, how many pounds do I have to lose to make a difference in my health?

8. Are my children at increased risk for the disease?

9. What is the importance of diet in diabetes?

10. Do I need to take my medications even on days that I feel fine?

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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on October 22, 2014

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