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Diabetes Care and Testing

Diabetes is manageable. MetroHealth’s care team can help keep you on track.

If you received a message reminding you to get a Hemoglobin A1C blood test, please go to a MetroHealth lab. Just walk-in, no appointment is needed! Results are posted on MyChart and you will receive a notification when they are available.

Questions or concerns about lab results? Please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.

About Diabetes

Diabetes affects over 23 million Americans.1  If you have diabetes, you are not alone!

Diabetes is a long-term disease that can affect other parts of your body like your heart, eyes, blood vessels, and feet if not managed.

Reduce your risk of developing complications through:

  • Healthy food choices,
  • increased activity,
  • medications, and
  • tracking blood sugar numbers

Along with testing blood sugars at home, patients with diabetes should have a regular blood test (Hemoglobin A1c) checked every 3 to 6 months. 

Routine diabetes follow-up with your provider will keep you healthy. Ask your provider about other diabetes resources available. 

References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2017 https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics/statistics-report.html (Accessed on September 14, 2018).

Diabetes Prevention

If you are at risk for diabetes, or “pre-diabetic,” there are programs that can help. See STRIDES Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for more information.