Ad­mit when you’re con­fused.

Diabetic Living (USA) - - Doctor’s Orders -

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.

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