Diabetes Care Card


Listed below are the important medical tests that enable people with diabetes to monitor their diabetes control and related complications. Regular visits to your doctor are essential. This information is based on the American Diabetes Association's clinical practice recommendations.

Please feel free to download the care card to use and take with you on your next doctor visit.

Tests (How Often) Date of Visit
Hemoglobin A1c (every 3 months) ___ /___ /___
Weight (every visit) ___ /___ /___
Foot Exam (every visit) ___ /___ /___
Blood Pressure (every visit) ___ /___ /___
Cholesterol HDL/LDL (once a year) ___ /___ /___
Triglycerides (once a year) ___ /___ /___
Microalbuminuria (every visit) ___ /___ /___
Kidney Function ___ /___ /___
Eye Exam (once a year) ___ /___ /___
Dental Exam (once a year) ___ /___ /___
Flu Shot (once a year) ___ /___ /___

Have You Reviewed? Date
Meal Plan  ___ /___ /___
Exercise Plan  ___ /___ /___
Blood Sugar Testing ___ /___ /___
Low/High Blood Sugar  ___ /___ /___
Safety Check on Meter ___ /___ /___
Foot Care  ___ /___ /___
Drawing and Injecting Insulin  ___ /___ /___
Syringe Disposal  ___ /___ /___
Sick Day Management ___ /___ /___
Stress Management  ___ /___ /___
Member of ADA and/or JDRF? yes /  no
Member of support group? yes /  no

 


The BD Diabetes Learning Center describes the causes of diabetes, its symptoms, and diabetes complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy. This site contains detailed information about blood glucose monitoring, insulin injection and safe sharps disposal. Interactive quizzes, educational literature downloads and animated demonstrations help to teach diabetes care skills.

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