Type 2 diabetes check-ups help to make sure your condition doesn’t lead to other health problems.
Every 3 months
Blood sugar checks (HbA1C test) : Checks your average blood sugar levels and how close they are to normal.
You have these checks every 3 months when newly diagnosed, then every 6 months once you’re stable. This can be done by your GP or diabetes nurse.
Once a year
Feet: Checks if you’ve lost any feeling in your feet, and for ulcers and infections.
This can be done by your GP, diabetes nurse or podiatrist.Speak to your GP immediately if you have cuts, bruises or numbness in your feet.
Eyes: Checks for damage to blood vessels in your eyes. Speak to your GP immediately if you have blurred vision.
Blood pressure, cholesterol and kidneys: Checks for high blood pressure, heart and kidney disease.
This can be done by your GP or diabetes nurse.