Diabetes Medication Checklist
Understanding and planning to use medication is key in
treating diabetes. Below is a checklist to help make the most of your diabetes
||Talk with your doctor or
pharmacist about any drug interactions... especially if taking
more than 1 prescription. Let your health team know of any
supplements or over-the-counter medications taken. Always go to
the same pharmacist so they can track medications you take.
||Learn about your medications. When to take it, how often, and how much are
questions you should find answers to.
||If forgetful, try to
incorporate medications with things you do routinely. Taking medication just
after taking a shower or when you brush your teeth are examples. Memory joggers such as setting a timer
can be helpful.
||Ask questions. If you are
experiencing side effects, ask if these are normal and what can be done to
||Be thorough when purchasing
over-the-counter medications. Talk with your pharmacist.
Explain you have diabetes and ask what, if any, effects an over-the-counter
medication could have.
Your pharmacist is a great resource in helping you achieve
optimal results with your medications. Learning about diabetes and
diabetes medications are tools to control blood sugar.