How will you remember all the questions about diabetes to ask your doctor?

By rbergman Latest Reply 2009-02-06 18:05:58 -0600
Started 2009-02-04 18:06:43 -0600

I received this in an email from Quality Health it is a list of Questions to ask your Doctor, thought I would post it here in case anyone would be interested in the Questions they suggest you ask.

What causes my diabetes?
What is the most important step I can take to control my diabetes?
Are there complications I should be aware of?
How often should I test my blood glucose levels?
What is the best time for me to check my blood glucose levels?
How will I know if my blood glucose levels are too high or too low?
What happens if I don't have time to test my blood glucose levels?
What changes should I make to my diet?
What exercise program would be best for me?
How will I know if I'm making progress?
What is my medication supposed to do?
Which medication will best help me control my diabetes?
How will I know if my medication is working?
What happens if I miss a dose?
What should I do if I don't have my medication with me?
What are the risks of not taking my medication?
Is insulin a good treatment option for me?

Since this was in an email sent to me I cannot post the link to it, however, if your interested in getting it from me send me a msg to my inbox here with your email and I'd be happy to forward the email I received to you, it has a way of printing off the list from the email.

Hugs & Luv,

9 replies

2009-02-06 17:47:39 -0600 Report

Robin, This is great information for me. I have been been seeing an endo but have not ask over half of these questions. I will take this list with me next week! I hope Laura did well at the endo today, let us know! :) Your friend, Angie

DiabetesDiva 2009-02-06 16:00:47 -0600 Report

This is a great list, especially when you are newly diagnosed. I just remember being in total shock when I heard the news and went to the pharmacy for my supplies.


GabbyPA 2009-02-06 10:56:42 -0600 Report

I have a list going....12 questions so far and now I will add the "What is my medication supposed to be doing?"
I think I know, but maybe I don't...good one! thanks

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-02-04 18:39:14 -0600 Report

Whatever my issues during a doctor's visit, I try to be somewhat savvy on the problem and think through what I want to learn/achieve in that visit. Over the years I've found that doctors are more than willing to discuss your situation when they feel you're doing your part to learn and that you're a willing participant in your healthcare.

Notes are always good. Most of us tend to forget once at the offic. Never be intimated or afraid to ask.

Anonymous 2009-02-04 18:29:35 -0600 Report

Also if I have a question for my doctor, I write it down the minute I think of it. My doctor knows I will have questions at every visit and he takes the time to answer all of them. If you do not ask, you will not know. Some maybe silly but they are all relevant to my health, not only diabetes.

Bluebutterfly 2009-02-06 16:30:34 -0600 Report

I always take a list of questions when I go to the endocrinologist. He is real good about answering ,whst I have asked. I wouldn't dare trust my memory for the questions I have.