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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 the doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with type 2 diabetes?

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Is the appointment with a primary care doctor, or a specialist such as an endocrinologist?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Type 2 Diabetes? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Type 2 Diabetes

Top 10 Questions about Type 2 Diabetes

  1. What is type 2 diabetes and what causes it?
  2. How will type 2 diabetes affect my daily life and long-term health, including my risk of heart disease and kidney disease?
  3. What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
  4. What are my treatment options for type 2 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 when should I consider continuous glucose monitoring?
  7. What should I do if my blood glucose is too high or too low?
  8. What medications can treat type 2 diabetes and how long do they take to start working?
  9. What medications can prevent complications of type 2 diabetes, including heart disease and kidney disease?
  10. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication for type 2 diabetes?
  1. What is type 2 diabetes and what causes it?
  2. Is type 2 diabetes curable or controllable?
  3. How will type 2 diabetes affect my daily life and long-term health, including my risk of heart disease and kidney disease?
  4. How can I lower my risk of developing complications from type 2 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 2 diabetes and what information should I provide to them?
  7. Will my type 2 diabetes get worse over time?
  8. How will I know if my type 2 diabetes is getting worse?
  9. What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
  10. Could another medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  11. How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed and what kinds of tests do I need?
  12. Can my primary care doctor diagnose type 2 diabetes or will I need to see a specialist, such as an endocrinologist?
  13. When and how will I learn of my diagnosis?
  14. Does type 2 diabetes get worse over time?
  15. How does type 2 diabetes affect your life and long-term health?