Taking care of your diabetes is not just about your blood sugar levels. Since elevated blood sugar levels can impact many of your organs, it is very important that you routinely check on different health indicators. Your doctor will advise you on how often you should check your associated organs and health parameters.
Usually, in addition to your blood sugar tests, you should also check on your:
- Blood Pressure
- Weight and waist circumference
- Cholesterol Levels
- Heart health
- Feet (major complications such as limb amputations due to poorly healing wounds can be prevented by checking your feet daily, use a mirror to help you look at the underside of your foot or ask someone for assistance)