Doctor Discussion Guide

This Doctor Discussion Guide is a tool that you can change to fit your needs. You can print and take it with you to your next visit. It will provide you and your diabetes care team with some talking points about your insulin care plan.

Make the Doctor Discussion Guide your own!

Check any statement or question you would like to discuss with your diabetes care team. You can choose as many—or as few—as you want. If you have any additional questions or concerns, you can type them into the text box.

My Talking Points

Check off the talking point that you would like to discuss.

My current insulin treatment
  • I take diabetes pills
  • I take a non-insulin diabetes injection
  • I am taking a long-acting insulin but not a mealtime insulin
  • I am taking both a long-acting insulin and a mealtime insulin
Could mealtime insulin be helpful in getting me to goal?
  • My morning blood sugar numbers have been within my target range. Why isn’t my A1C?
  • If I’m no longer at my A1C goal, could it be because of mealtime blood sugar spikes?
  • Should I be checking my blood sugar after I eat?
  • I’m currently taking long-acting insulin. Do I need mealtime insulin as well?
  • Would adding mealtime insulin to my care plan help me better manage my blood sugar?
  • Could adding mealtime insulin to my care plan help me reduce the risk of some long-term diabetes-related health problems?
Mealtime insulin: What do I need to know?
  • If I’m taking both long-acting and mealtime insulin, how many times a day will I have to inject?
  • How much mealtime insulin do I need to take with each injection?
  • How will my meals and my activity level affect my mealtime insulin dose?
  • How many times a day should I check my blood sugar?
  • Will I have to inject insulin and check my blood sugar while away from home?
Taking my mealtime insulin as directed
  • If mealtime insulin is fast-acting, why haven’t I seen an improvement in my blood sugar numbers yet?
  • Is mealtime insulin an ongoing treatment or just something I have to take for a little while?
  • If I feel better, can I stop taking my insulin?
  • If my blood sugar numbers improve, can I stop taking my insulin?
  • I keep forgetting to take my insulin at mealtime. Is there anything I can do to help myself remember?
Additional questions

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