Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be type 1 diabetes.
  • I have type 1 diabetes, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have type 1 diabetes, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be type 1 diabetes.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 23, 2013

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of type 1 diabetes?
  2. Do any risk factors for type 1 diabetes run in my family?
  3. Should I be tested for type 1 diabetes, and what do the tests show?
  4. If I have type 1 diabetes, is insulin the only effective treatment?
  5. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to reduce my risk of type 1 diabetes?

I have type 1 diabetes, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 23, 2013

  1. What do my test results mean?
  2. Can diet, exercise, or lifestyle changes help with type 1 diabetes?
  3. Will I need insulin for the rest of my life? What's the best choice for me?
  4. How often should I monitor my blood sugar levels? What should my levels be?
  5. Should I work with a diabetic educator or nutritionist?

I have type 1 diabetes, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 23, 2013

  1. Do the problems I'm having mean my type 1 diabetes is getting worse?
  2. Can something other than diabetes be causing my problems? Should I have additional tests?
  3. Are my blood sugar levels still too high or too low? What can I do about it?
  4. Should I change my insulin or try an insulin pump?
  5. How often should I see doctors to help prevent complications of type 1 diabetes?