Health Checks

DIABETES HEALTH CHECKS 

To reduce your risk of long term complications, regular diabetes health checks are the go.

What & when.…?

  • Blood glucose levels (BGLs) – frequent testing every day as advised by your diabetes team
  • HbA1c – every 3 months either at your clinic visit or at a pathology lab
  • Weight / height – every 3 months at your clinic visit
  • Blood pressure – at least once a year, more often if needed
  • Cholesterol – every 1-2 years
  • Eyes – 2 years after diagnosis in teenagers, then every 2 years
  • Kidneys – 2 years after diagnosis in teenagers, then every 2 years
  • Feet – 2 years after diagnosis in teenagers, then every 2 years

Your diabetes doctor or educator can arrange these tests for you.

Even small improvements in diabetes control can make a difference to the risk of long-term complications – get checked!

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