You will also be asked questions about your lifestyle.
Do you have any lifestyle, cultural, social, or
financial factors that could affect your participation in treatment for
What is your typical diet? What are your eating habits
Do you exercise regularly? What kind of exercise do
Do you drink alcohol? How often and how much do you
Do you smoke or have you ever smoked cigarettes?
Complications of diabetes
Your doctor will also ask about possible signs of
complications, such as:
Eye problems. Have you had any problems with
double or blurred vision or seeing flashes of light; seeing large, floating red
or black spots; or seeing large areas that look like floating hair, cotton
fibers, or spiderwebs? When was the last time you had an eye
Nerve damage. Do you have any numbness, tingling, or
pain in your hands, legs, or feet?
Kidney problems. Have you had
any kidney problems in the past?
Blood vessel disease. Have you had
any heart or blood vessel problems in your legs? Have you had chest pain or
shortness or breath?
Sexual problems. Have you had any sexual
Persistent infections or slow-healing wounds.
Have you had any skin, feet, vaginal, or urinary tract infections
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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