Working with Your Health Care Provider

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits

    To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions.

  4. Make Your Doctor Your Partner in Health

    It's no picnic being a patient. But as long as you have to be one, it pays to make the most of it.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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