Diabetes Home > Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor Once You've Been Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes
- Should I be worried about neuropathy (nerve damage), retinopathy (damage to the retina), and nephropathy (kidney damage)?
- How often do I need to get an eye exam?
- How often will you check my kidneys, and what exactly are you looking for in this test?
- What should I look out for as far as sores on my feet?
- What type of care do I need to do with regard to my teeth and gums?
- What other medical tests should I get and how often should I have them?
- How is type 2 diabetes related to heart disease?
- Should I get a yearly flu shot?
- What should I do if I get sick?
- What should I do if I become pregnant?
- What should I do if I am breastfeeding?
- Will I need to see specialists, such as an eye specialist, foot specialist, or kidney specialist?
- When should I have my next routine visit with you?
- Is there someone who can provide me with more diabetes education?
However, you may have more questions and concerns than what your healthcare provider has time to explain. You may want to ask your healthcare provider to recommend a diabetes educator or someone who can help you work out all the details of your treatment plan.
It's important to ensure that you and your healthcare provider are on the same page. Having a list of concerns or questions prepared before you go to your healthcare provider's office can help you stay focused on the answers you need.