Talking to Your Doctor About Type 1 Diabetes
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with type 1 diabetes. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will make it simpler for you to talk to your doctor:
Bring these items to the appointment:
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Type 1 Diabetes
About Your Risk of Getting Type 1 Diabetes
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD
Last Updated: 12/8/2020
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