Type 2 Diabetes: Living With the Disease (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
See your doctor about every 3 to 6 months to:
Have these exams and tests every year:
As needed, you may have a blood glucose test. During this test, you'll be able to check your blood sugar meter to find out if your home blood sugar tests are reliable. This test may also be done if your doctor adjusts your diabetes medicine.
You can print out a list of tests to monitor diabetes to help you remember what to do and when.
Eye exams during pregnancy
If you get pregnant, you will need to have an eye exam sometime during the first 3 months. You'll also need close follow-up during your pregnancy and for 1 year after you have your baby. Pregnancy increases your risk for diabetic retinopathy.1 If you already have eye disease and get pregnant, the disease can quickly get worse.
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