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Living Well with Diabetes

Tips for Taking Medications The tips below can help you stick with your medication routine. • Don’t change your dosage or stop taking any Notes for Family and Friends: Starting to take medication for diabetes can be a big step. Your family member with diabetes might feel sad or angry about having to take medication. You can make this change easier by helping with the tips above. 45 of your medications, even if you are feeling better! Always talk to your health care provider first. • Refill your prescriptions before they run out. Check the brand and dosage to make sure they are correct. • Prepare a small travel kit (see page 59) so you can take your medications with you everywhere you go. • Call your health care provider right away if you notice any side effects. But don’t stop taking your medications unless told to do so. • Ask family or friends for help if you are having trouble remembering to take your medications. • Make filling out your daily schedule part of your routine. Ask a family member to help you stay organized.


Living Well with Diabetes
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