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Question:

From Irbid, Jordan:

My 10 year old daughter has had diabetes since she was five. What tests are needed to check and follow my daughter's condition periodically?

Answer:

Tests include:

  1. Hhemoglobin A1c -- done at least quarterly and more often if needed.
  2. Dilated retinal exams -- annually -- beginning now.
  3. Urine Microalbumin -- annually -- beginning now.
  4. Blood pressure at each visit
  5. Lipid levels -- perhaps as often as annually
  6. Thyroid tests -- at least once and then every couple of years thereafter or more often if indicated.
  7. Other tests -- for celiac disease if indicated.

LD

DTQ-20010704153612
Original posting 9 Jul 2001
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

  
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