Diabetes Management Made Easy
If you have prediabetes or diabetes, it is essential to see your doctor for regular lab tests and exams.
Your doctor will check your blood sugar twice per year to make sure it is well controlled. It gives them an average of your blood sugar levels for the last three months.
Your doctor will also monitor your blood pressure and kidney health. You may be at risk for other health problems and should have a complete eye and foot exam every year.
Your doctor can help you manage your diabetes or help you reduce your risk. They can help you create healthy habits, including changing your diet, activity level, quitting smoking, and more.
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Retinal Eye Exams
Diabetes can leave high amounts of sugar in the bloodstream that can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This can lead to a number of health problems that put your vision at risk, which means your annual retinal eye exam is more important than ever.
If you haven’t had your retinal eye exam in the last year, contact your eye doctor to schedule it today and protect your peepers. Please check your outline of coverage for information.
Diabetes and Your Blood Pressure
Did you know that diabetics are twice as likely to develop high blood pressure than those without diabetes? Or that 1 in 3 adults with diabetes have chronic kidney disease (and there aren’t many early symptoms of kidney disease)?
It’s important to work with your doctor to monitor your blood pressure and kidney health.
Check with your doctor to make sure you’re on schedule for checking your kidney health and that your blood pressure is within normal levels. Your doctor can help you with lifestyle changes and prescribe medications that can help you maintain your health.
Talk to your doctor to learn more and schedule your screenings today.
Don’t forget the CO-OP offers a number of medications to help manage high blood pressure for $0 out-of-pocket!