Diabetes Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Medical Reviewer:

Note: We recommend you use this page as a reference for your consultation with your doctor.

1. Should I check my blood sugar levels at home with a glucose monitor? How often should I check them?

2. What are my goals regarding blood sugar levels?

3. What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too high? What do I do if my blood sugars are too high?

4. What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too low? What do I do if my blood sugars are too low?

5. How can I change my lifestyle and diet in a way that will be healthy?

6. What are the side effects of my medications/insulin?

7. Will I always need medications/insulin? How will you evaluate whether these medications are the best treatment for me?

8. What are the long-term complications of diabetes, and how can I avoid them?

9. How do other factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure affect me if I have diabetes?

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/17/2014