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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.
  • Please describe the symptoms and issues you’re having that led you to schedule this online appointment. Start at the beginning of this current episode and tell me how and when things have changed and progressed.
  • 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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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS
Last Review Date: 2018 Jul 17
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
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