advertisement
 

  Back to Diabetes Basics Standards of Clinical Care

The following table outlines the type of care your child should receive. Very young kids won't need everything (such as eye exams), but older kids, especially teens, likely will. Remember, this is only a guideline.

Care or Service How Often
Visit with a doctor Every 3-4 months
Visit with a dietitian Every 3-4 months
Visit with a diabetes educator Every 3-4 months
Blood glucose testing Before meals and at bedtime, at a minimum.
The more you test, the better you'll do.
HbA1C test Every 3 months
Eye check for retinopathy Yearly in children 12 or older who have had diabetes for at least five years
Urine test for microalbuminuria Yearly after five years of diabetes or after puberty
Lipid profile
(cholesterol and triglycerides)
Yearly
Height and weight measurements Every visit

For More Information

References

  1. Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes, 8th Edition by H. Peter Chase, M.D., 1995, pp. 188-9.
  2. Management of Diabetes Mellitus: Perspectives of Care Across the Life Span edited by Debra Haire-Joshu, MSEd, MSN, PhD, RN., St. Louis, 1992, pp. 629-30.
  3. The Joslin Guide to Diabetes by Richard S. Beaser, M.D., with Joan V.C. Hill, R.D., C.D.E., pg. 30.

JH
Updated August 26, 2004



                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Thursday February 27, 2014 19:28:21
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.