Working with Your Health Care Provider
Working with Your Diabetes Health Care Team
Diabetes affects the body in many complex ways, and having a team to help you stay as healthy and vital as possible, for as long as possible, is key.
Striking a Match: Ideal Doctor/Ideal Patient
Your health is so central to who you are, so important to how well you function and enjoy life, your doctor can be one of your most valued life partners.
Why the Doctor Asks for a Urine Sample
Few tests can match the routine urine analysis for telling your doctor what's going on inside your body.
Why the Doctor Takes a Blood Sample
You probably don't enjoy giving a blood sample, but it's an important part of a physical exam. From a small sample of your blood, your health care provider can order scores of tests.
Teaming Up with Your Pharmacist
Pharmacists do much more than count tablets and pour liquids. Their main job is to focus on the medications you take and the effect they have.
Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits
To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions.
For Seniors: Choosing a New Doctor
Whatever the reason for needing a new primary care physician, these suggestions can help you find the right doctor.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes
Are you tempted to try herbal remedies that promise to “cure” diabetes without prescription medication? Be sure you understand the limitations.