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Managing Diabetes

Get Checked for Long-Term Problems and Treat Them

Diabetes management means seeing your healthcare team regularly to check for problems that this condition can cause. Regular checkups help to prevent problems, or find them early when they can be treated and managed well. Along with the checks of your A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol, other tests that you will likely need are listed in the following table.
 
Test
Frequency
Triglycerides (a type of blood fat)
Yearly
Dilated eye exam to check for eye problems
Yearly
Foot check
Every visit
Complete foot exam to check for circulation, loss of feeling, sores, or changes in shape
Yearly
Urine test to check for kidney problems
Yearly
Dental exams to prevent gum disease and loss of teeth
Twice a year
 
Ask your doctor about these and other tests you may need to have as part of managing diabetes.
 
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