Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be type 2 diabetes.
  • I have type 2 diabetes, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have type 2 diabetes, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be type 2 diabetes.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 24, 2013

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of type 2 diabetes?
  2. Do I have risk factors for type 2 diabetes?
  3. Should I be tested for type 2 diabetes, and what do the tests show?
  4. What causes type 2 diabetes?
  5. What can I do on my own to reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes, such as losing weight or being more active?

I have type 2 diabetes, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 24, 2013

  1. What do my type 2 diabetes test results mean?
  2. Can I control my diabetes with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes?
  3. Will I need medication for type 2 diabetes, and what's the best choice for me?
  4. How often should I monitor my blood sugar levels, and what should my target levels be?
  5. How often should I come in for a checkup?

I have type 2 diabetes, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 24, 2013

  1. Do the problems I'm having mean my type 2 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 medication dose or switch to a new treatment?
  5. What else can I do to prevent complications from type 2 diabetes?