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Mealtime Insulin Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Are you taking your mealtime insulin as prescribed, before each meal?
  • How frequently do you miss doses of insulin? Frequently, occasionally or rarely?
  • Do you eat three regular meals per day? How often do you skip meals?
  • Are you tracking your blood sugar readings?
  • Do you have any questions, or worries or concerns you'd like to discuss?
  • What insulin are you currently taking and when do you take it?
  • In what part of the body do you take your shots, and how do you rotate the sites?
  • What kind of support system do you have to help you manage meals and insulin?
  • Do you know how to estimate the number of carbohydrates you eat per meal?
  • What challenges are you having with mealtime insulin?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • Why do you think I need mealtime insulin?
  • Will I continue to take my other diabetes medications in addition to the mealtime insulin?
  • What happens if I miss a dose of mealtime insulin, or skip a meal?
  • Will I have to determine how much mealtime insulin to take? If yes, how will I know how much I need?
  • How soon before a meal will I need to take mealtime insulin?
  • Will I need to measure my blood sugar before and after each meal?
  • How well is my mealtime insulin working?
  • What is my target blood sugar level after using mealtime insulin? Am I hitting that goal?
  • How often will you want to see me and evaluate my diabetes now that I'm on mealtime insulin?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of mealtime insulin, either because I skipped a meal, am sick, or other?
  • What happens if I take the wrong amount of mealtime insulin, either too much or not enough?
  • Will I have to take mealtime insulin forever?
  • Where and how should I store insulin?
  • Will taking mealtime insulin prevent me from developing new diabetes complications or symptoms?
  • Do you agree that mealtime insulin is the best option for me?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Jul 17
  1. Deciding Whether to Transition Your Patient to Mealtime Insulin. Accurate Insulin Decisions. http://www.accurateinsulin.org/for-doctors/deciding-whether-to-transition-your-patient-to-mealtime-i...
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