10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes

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

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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  1. I know Diabetes increases my chances of tooth loss; how often should I now go to the dentist? (answer: The American Diabetes Association recommends, and the AARP Dental Plan pays for, 3 cleanings and exams a year).

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