List of Questions to Ask About Medications for Diabetes

List of important questions to ask your doctor about diabetes medicines, diabetes medications.

Questions to Ask about Diabetes Medicines

Ask your doctor these questions when you get a prescription for a diabetes medication. Make copies of this insert and use one sheet for each of your diabetes medicines.

  1. What are the names of my medicine?

    Brand name: ________________ Generic name: ________________

  2. What does my medicine do?
  3. When should I start this medicine?
  4. This medicine is prescribed by:
  5. How long will it take this medicine to work?
  6. What is the strength (for example, how many milligrams, written as mg)?
  7. How much should I take for each dose?
  8. How many times a day should I take my medicine?
  9. At what times should I take my medicine?
  10. Should I take it before, with, or after a meal?
  11. Should I avoid any foods or medicines when I take it?
  12. Should I avoid alcoholic beverages when I take it?
  13. Are there any times when I should change the amount of medicine I take?
  14. What should I do if I forget to take it?
  15. If I'm sick and can't keep food down, should I still take my medicine?
  16. Can my diabetes medicine cause low blood glucose?
  17. What should I do if my blood glucose is too low?
  18. What side effects can this medicine cause?
  19. What should I do if I have side effects?
  20. How should I store this medicine?

APA Reference
Staff, H. (2022, January 4). List of Questions to Ask About Medications for Diabetes, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, May 27 from

Last Updated: January 12, 2022

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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