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Re: [IP] check-ups

FYI: The Diabetes Center of America has a chart that reviews tests and exams that should be done and how often. In a nutshell: HgbA1C: 4 times a year; Foot inspection by doctor or nurse: each visit; Blood Pressure: each visit; Dilated Eye Exam: once a year; Lipid Profile (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride): once a year; Flu Shot: one time a year; Pneumonia shot/vaccine: initial visit; Kidney Function ( serum creatinine/ urine microalbumin: once a year. In addition it is recommended that any diabetic ,with or without high B/P, who has protein in their urine, be treated with an ACE Inhibitor to protect their kidneys. Those over 40 should also be on an asprin a day. The above recommendation are for insulin using D. and are a bit different for NIDDM. Hope that helps some. 
You will find differences between the various professional organization but this is the one used often here.
Joann (mom to Cara age 14) 
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