Getting Tested

If you have diabetes, make sure you get regular check-ups that include the following tests:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Blood test for A1c. This test shows the average blood sugar level for 2 to 3 months.
  • Blood test for cholesterol level. This test shows the level of cholesterol, a fat, waxy-like substance, in your blood.
  • Eye exam
  • Blood and urine tests to check how the kidneys are working

The doctors' scores in the site's "Find a Doctor" section reports on quality measures for all of these measures except for blood pressure check. The medical claims data that was compiled for this report does not provide an indication of whether a doctor performed this test during patient visits.

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