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Managing your diabetes: Not just glucose levels

Tests to prevent complications

Karen Miller
Managing your diabetes: Not just glucose levels
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many people with diabetes are advised to check their glucose levels regularly to make sure it is within a healthy range. Excessive sugar in the blood increases the risk of several diseases, such as stroke, and can cause complications in infectious diseases, such as influenza.

It’s not only glucose that requires checking or attention. People with diabetes are advised to have regular checkups and tests.

These are guidelines only. The schedule will vary by the individual. Some will require more frequent or additional testing.