Admit when you’re confused.
Some patients feel ashamed if they don’t understand something, or worry about being a “burden” by asking too many questions, says advisor Manny Hernandez,
PWD type 1 and co-founder of TuDiabetes. Your doctor is an important source of information and wants you to be well—so utilize her! “Simply say, ‘I’m not clear on this,’” Hernandez suggests. If your appointments are too short to get the clarity you need, ask for resources where you can get more education. Some examples may be certified diabetes educators, patient navigators, patient-centered medical conferences, or disease-management programs.