by: Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti
If you are a diabetic, regular blood sugar testing and maintaining your blood sugar levels is not enough. You ought to get yourself checked for complications that arise due to diabetes such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic foot and heart disease on a regular basis.
Here are 7 common tests you should get undergo without fail!
HbA1C test: It helps your doctor to determine whether the treatment is providing effective results or not by checking your blood sugar levels every three months. Don’t mistake it for the regular blood test that you do at home, HbA1C provides a detailed account of your blood sugar levels including last few months.
Blood pressure: Every time you visit your doctor make sure your blood pressure levels are measured. And if not within control, follow proper dietary tips and medication to maintain your blood pressure. High blood pressure usually shows no symptoms and might put you at a high risk of heart disease and stroke.
Lipid profile: If you are obese and lead a sedentary lifestyle, you must check your blood cholesterol and triglyceride level at least once a year. Because, a significant increase in your blood sugar levels might increase your cholesterol levels, which in turn causes heart complications. So make sure you follow a strict diet and regular exercise routine to keep your blood sugar and cholesterol levels within control.
Eye checkup: Uncontrolled blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina leading to diabetic retinopathy, and also increase the risk of developing glaucoma and cataract. This is the reason why you should get your eye health and vision tested at least once a year. 
Kidney function test: If you are a diabetic, assessing your kidney function once a year is of utmost importance. High blood sugar levels might damage the blood vessels in your kidney and thus, affect its overall functioning. Remember, the risk is even higher if you also suffer from hypertension………
Read More: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/tests-every-diabetic-should-get-done-regularly-b715/
Source: The Health Site

On