Recommended Lab Work and Other Exams for Diabetes

May 17, 2019 | Healthy Living, Uncategorized

How often should I get my labs drawn?

The American Diabetes Association recommends that a person with diabetes stay up to date on the following to ensure that diabetes and its associated complications remain stable:

To help ensure that your medical record stays up to date, please notify your doctor of recent dental and eye exams. When you visit the eye doctor, please request that the results of your exam be faxed to your doctor. This allows your provider to stay up to date on your healthcare. Based on other medical conditions, you may need more frequent or different blood tests.

Annually (at least)

Every 3-6 months

At each visit

Check urine for protein A1C (every 6 months if at goal, every 3 months if not) Visual foot checks
Blood test for kidney function (Complete Metabolic Profile) Blood pressure
Flu shot
Eye exam
Dental exam
Monofilament foot exam (to check for neuropathies)
To help ensure that your medical record stays up to date, please notify your doctor of recent dental and eye exams. When you visit the eye doctor, please request that the results of your exam be faxed to your doctor. This allows your provider to stay up to date on your healthcare. Based on other medical conditions, you may need more frequent or different blood tests.
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