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Establishing a Routine for Year-Round Diabetes Care

What are some things you need to know about routine care when you have diabetes and take insulin? How often do you need to see your doctor? What tests and checks are usually done?

Let’s take a look at healthful routines to help you care for your diabetes throughout the year.

Daily:

Every 2-3 days:

Weekly:

Monthly:

Every Three Months:

It is important to see your doctor regularly when you have diabetes to find and treat problems early. Here’s what you should have checked during these visits.

Every Six Months:

Yearly:

At Least One Time:

Ask your healthcare team about any other tests you may need and any questions you may have about your diabetes. Write down the date and time of your next visit after each appointment so you don’t forget. It may be helpful to share this information with your family and friends, so they have a better understanding of your diabetes care routine and how they can help.