Hemoglobin A1c is a lab test that can be used to diagnose or assess the treatment of diabetes. It represents th average blood glucose level over the previous three months. It will be able to tell your physician how well an individual has been controlling their diabetes. This test should be performed every 3-6 months depending on how controlled your diabetes is.
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Blood Glucose Monitoring is recommended for individuals with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels at home anywhere from one to four times per day. Talk to your physcian if you are in need of a monitor.
Microalbuminuria Test should be done once a year for individuals with diabetes. This is a urine screening test that measures the amount of albumin, or protein, in the urine. This screening test can detect a sign of early kidney disease or nephropathy. Diabetic Nephropathy is damage to the kidneys caused by diabetes.
Diabetic Eye Exam
Diabetic Retinopathy: When you visit your eye doctor, be sure to tell them you are a diabetic so a Dilated Eye Exam is performed. The doctor will be looking for signs of diabetic retinopathy. Please ask them to forward a copy of your exam to our office to complete your health record.