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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with type I diabetes?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are you symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Type I Diabetes? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Type 1 Diabetes

Top 10 Questions about Type 1 Diabetes

  1. What is type 1 diabetes and what causes it?
  2. How will type 1 diabetes affect my daily life and long-term health, such as my risk of heart disease and kidney disease?
  3. What are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes?
  4. What are my treatment options for type 1 diabetes?
  5. What are the symptoms of high blood glucose (sugar) and low blood glucose?
  6. How do I test my blood glucose, when do I need to test it, and should I consider continuous glucose monitoring?
  7. What should I do if my blood glucose is too high or too low?
  8. What is the difference between all the different types of insulins and which ones will I use?
  9. How and when should I take my insulin and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  1. What is type 1 diabetes and what causes it?
  2. Is type 1 diabetes curable or controllable?
  3. How will type 1 diabetes affect my daily life and long-term health, such as my risk of heart disease and kidney disease?
  4. How can I lower my risk of developing complications from type 1 diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, eye problems, and nerve problems?
  5. What types of healthcare providers, such as an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, podiatrist and dietitian, do I need to see and how often do I need to see them?
  6. Are my family members at risk for type 1 diabetes and what information should I provide to them?
  7. Will my type 1 diabetes get worse over time?
  8. What are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes?
  9. Could my type 1 diabetes symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  10. How is type 1 diabetes diagnosed?
  11. Can my primary care doctor diagnose type 1 diabetes or will I need to see a specialist?
  12. What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how will you know which one I have?
  13. Who is most likely to develop type 1 diabetes?
  14. What are my treatment options for type 1 diabetes?
  15. Is insulin my only medication option or are there alternatives?
  16. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my type 1 diabetes?
  17. What are the symptoms of high blood glucose (sugar) and low blood glucose?
  18. How do I test my blood glucose, when do I need to test it, and should I consider continuous glucose monitoring?
  19. What should I do if my blood glucose is too high or too low?
  20. What role do diet and exercise play in controlling my type 1 diabetes and what are my goals for them, including strategies that allow me eat the foods I like best?
  21. What are my current ABC's (A=A1c, B=blood pressure, C=cholesterol) and what are my goals for them?
  22. How should I care for myself and my diabetes when I am sick or traveling?
  23. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  24. Am I a candidate for an insulin pump with continuous glucose monitoring or a pancreas transplantation?
  25. What is the difference between all the different types of insulins and which ones will I use?
  26. Will I use traditional insulin injections, insulin pens, or an insulin pump?
  27. How and when should I take my insulin and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  28. How do I adjust my insulin dose for exercise or changes in my eating habits?
  29. How long will I need to use insulin?
  30. What are the possible risk