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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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