Working with your health care team:
To track your health you need to visit your health care team regularly. Your blood pressure and weight will be checked. And you have lab tests. Two standard blood tests measure blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Tests to check your kidneys may also be done. Try not to miss your visits. And be sure to discuss each of your tests results with your health care team.
Blood sugar lab tests:
A hemoglobin A1c blood test measures your average blood sugar levels over a 2-to-3 month period. This shows how well your diabetes is being controlled. The test gives results over a longer term than daily blood sugar readings. It also helps predict risk for heart disease and other problems. You may have this test every 3-to-6 months.