Having diabetes means putting a lot of effort into eating right, exercising and checking blood sugar regularly. Staying on top of regular tests and exams, such as A1c and retinal eye exams, is just as important.
Diabetes is the leading cause of
new vision loss and kidney disease in adults
Even without any symptoms, undetected health problems are easier to manage when caught early. Having regular tests can help prevent serious health problems caused by diabetes, such as blindness, kidney disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
Prevent or minimize these risks and complications. Call your providers today.
Talk with your primary care provider and your eye doctor about how often you should have your A1c test and retinal eye exam. And remember to take all your medications as prescribed.
If you need to find a doctor, log in to your member account on the Blue Cross mobile app or at bcbsm.com.