Are Your Diabetes Medications Working?

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Question 1 of 11

Do you frequently feel lethargic, thirsty, and/or tired within two hours after eating?

ANever
BOnly after certain meals
CSeveral times a week
DNearly every day
ANever
BOnly after certain meals
CSeveral times a week
DNearly every day
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Question 2 of 11

Do you frequently feel dizzy, light-headed, shaky, and hungry within two hours after eating?

ANever
BOnly after certain meals
CSeveral times a week
DNearly every day
ANever
BOnly after certain meals
CSeveral times a week
DNearly every day
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Question 3 of 11

Do you feel as thirsty and have the same need to urinate frequently as when you were diagnosed?

ANo, I feel like my thirst and urination frequency is steady now
BNo, it’s definitely less and still improving
CYes, but not every day or not throughout the entire day
DYes, I’m thirsty all the time, and urinating many times a day
ANo, I feel like my thirst and urination frequency is steady now
BNo, it’s definitely less and still improving
CYes, but not every day or not throughout the entire day
DYes, I’m thirsty all the time, and urinating many times a day
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Question 4 of 11

Since beginning your medications, have your persistent hunger and cravings decreased?

AYes, in fact, since starting my meds, my appetite has decreased considerably
BYes, I feel reasonably hungry for normal meals and a couple of snacks
CNo, I still feel hungry fairly often during some parts of the day, even after eating
DNo, I still find myself feeling constantly hungry even if I just ate a meal
AYes, in fact, since starting my meds, my appetite has decreased considerably
BYes, I feel reasonably hungry for normal meals and a couple of snacks
CNo, I still feel hungry fairly often during some parts of the day, even after eating
DNo, I still find myself feeling constantly hungry even if I just ate a meal
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Question 5 of 11

If you take metformin, how long have you been taking it?

AI don’t take metformin
BI’ve been taking it for less than six months
CI’ve been taking it for less than five years
DI’ve been taking it for more than five years
AI don’t take metformin
BI’ve been taking it for less than six months
CI’ve been taking it for less than five years
DI’ve been taking it for more than five years
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Question 6 of 11

At your last doctor’s appointment, did your A1C increase?

ANo, it had decreased
BNo, it was the same
CYes, by a few decimal points (example: 7.3 to 7.6)
DYes, by a lot (example: 7.3 to 8.3)
ANo, it had decreased
BNo, it was the same
CYes, by a few decimal points (example: 7.3 to 7.6)
DYes, by a lot (example: 7.3 to 8.3)
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Question 7 of 11

Has your weight increased recently?

ANo, it has decreased
BNo, it’s the same
CYes, it went up between 1 to 5 pounds
DYes, by a lot — over 5 pounds
ANo, it has decreased
BNo, it’s the same
CYes, it went up between 1 to 5 pounds
DYes, by a lot — over 5 pounds
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Question 8 of 11

During or shortly after exercise, do you experience dizziness, lightheadedness, or worse symptoms due to low blood sugar?

ANo, I show no signs that my blood sugar drops during exercise
BNo, I always make sure to eat something right before exercising to prevent this
CYes, sometimes
DYes, this happens pretty often
ANo, I show no signs that my blood sugar drops during exercise
BNo, I always make sure to eat something right before exercising to prevent this
CYes, sometimes
DYes, this happens pretty often
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Question 9 of 11

In the last two years, have your medication dosages changed?

AYes, they’ve been adjusted several times by my doctor or myself
BYes, but just once or twice after I first started taking them
CNo, I’m taking the same dose but my A1C has come down
DNo, I’m taking the same dose and struggling with my blood sugar
AYes, they’ve been adjusted several times by my doctor or myself
BYes, but just once or twice after I first started taking them
CNo, I’m taking the same dose but my A1C has come down
DNo, I’m taking the same dose and struggling with my blood sugar
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Question 10 of 11

When you wake up in the morning, do you feel sluggish and fatigued?

ANo, I feel much more energetic than I used to
BNo, I feel a little groggy but eventually I feel energized for the day
CYes, I feel tired throughout most of the day, especially after eating
DYes, and I fall asleep easily every time I sit down on the couch or at work, no matter what time of day it is
ANo, I feel much more energetic than I used to
BNo, I feel a little groggy but eventually I feel energized for the day
CYes, I feel tired throughout most of the day, especially after eating
DYes, and I fall asleep easily every time I sit down on the couch or at work, no matter what time of day it is
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Question 11 of 11

When you check your fasting blood sugar first thing in the morning, is it below 130 mg/dL?

AYes, I’m really proud of myself for getting that fasting number down
BMost of the time. When it’s higher, I know it’s because of something I ate
CI don’t know...I haven’t been checking my blood sugar when I get up in the morning
DNo, it’s usually higher than that
AYes, I’m really proud of myself for getting that fasting number down
BMost of the time. When it’s higher, I know it’s because of something I ate
CI don’t know...I haven’t been checking my blood sugar when I get up in the morning
DNo, it’s usually higher than that
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