Diabetes - what to ask your doctor - type 2
Type 2 diabetes is a (lifelong) disease that causes high levels of sugar (glucose) in your blood. It can damage your organs. It can also lead to a heart attack or stroke and cause many other health problems. You can do many things to control your symptoms, prevent damage due to diabetes, and make your life better.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor to help you take care of your diabetes.
- How often should I check my feet? What should I do when I check them? What problems should I call my doctor about?
- Who should trim my toenails? Is it okay if I trim them?
- How should I take care of my feet every day? What type of shoes and socks should I wear?
- Before I start, do I need to have my heart checked out? My eyes? My feet?
- What type of exercise program should I do? What type of activities should I avoid?
- How should I watch my blood sugar when I exercise? What should I bring with me when I exercise?
- When should I take them?
- What should I do if I miss a dose?
- What side effects will they have?
- What should I eat or drink?
- How should I take my diabetes medicines?
- How often should I check my blood sugar?
- When should I call the doctor ?