Ask Your Health Care Team About Your Type 2 Diabetes – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Keeping blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check reduces risk for the long-term problems of diabetes. Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, says those with type 2 diabetes should monitor those levels, and work with a health care team.
Dr. Rodgers: In general we think that patients should have at least two visits with their health care provider over the course of the year.
Narrator: Dr. Rodgers adds that additional exams, like an eye exam, are recommended annually for diabetes patients. For more information, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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