Diabetes Channel
Related Channels

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.
Triglycerides (a type of blood fat)
Dilated eye exam to check for eye problems
Foot check
Every visit
Complete foot exam to check for circulation, loss of feeling, sores, or changes in shape
Urine test to check for kidney problems
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.
Healthy Eating for People With Diabetes

Controlling Your Diabetes

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.