Controlling Your Diabetes

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Getting the right tests means fewer surprises

Tests are no fun. But when it comes to diabetes, they can save your life and prevent complications. So put those routine diabetes tests on your calendar and stay on track — even if you’re feeling fine. They can help you manage your condition and catch early signs before they become serious.

Not sure which tests you need and when? Ask your doctor to help you set up a diabetes care plan.

Below is a list of commonly recommended diabetes tests and measurements:

  • A1C test (at least two times a year; every three months if you can): This simple blood test shows how well you’ve controlled your blood sugar over the past three months. Usually, an A1C goal for people with diabetes is less than 7%.
  • Microalbumin test (every year): This test measures the amount of protein in your urine. It shows how…

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