Monday, September 01, 2014

Talking to Your Doctor

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Tell your doctor about any changes in your weight. Make a list of any symptoms you may have, such as tingling in your hands and feet, wounds that are slow to heal, tender gums, or feeling tired, thirsty or hungry all the time. Ask about tests to diagnose diabetes. Ask about how you should change your eating habits. Find out if you should see a specialist such as a dietician or diabetes education. Ask about treatment options.

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