I was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and my specialist said I must now have a blood test every three months for the rest of my life. Isn't this a bit excessive? Wouldn't every six to twelve months suffice?
Having a hemoglobin A1c every three months and visiting your physician will assist you in maintaining excellent control of your diabetes. This test and seeing your physician every three months is an integral part of excellent diabetes care and the prevention of complications.
Original posting 24 Oct 2001
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:25
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