How often should I check my blood sugar?
The answer will depend on several factors. At each doctor visit, you’ll want to review and discuss how you are using your monitoring results from blood sugar testing at home and whether you should increase or decrease your monitoring schedule. These surprising things can raise your blood sugar.
How and when do I take my medications?
This is critical to know after a diabetes diagnosis. The instructions for you might be different than for somebody else, so pay careful attention, and take notes. Make sure you know if you should take your medication or insulin before or after meals, at night or in the morning, with or without food, etc. Do you need to avoid alcohol? Are there potential interactions with other drugs? This information will be in the bag when you pick up your prescription, but the language can be hard to understand, so ask while you’re in the office.