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Don’t Let Your Diabetes Take Over! TAKE CHARGE of Your Health by Working with Your Primary Care Provider

April 26, 2022

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, don’t let it discourage you from living a happy and healthy life. Learning how to take care of your diabetes starts the minute you are diagnosed. As long as you are aware and educated, you’re on your way to effectively managing your health. Anyone can benefit from healthy choices, regardless of their risk for diabetes. This is a great opportunity to work on a new habit throughout the month.

Here are a few reminders that may help you manage your diabetes successfully:

Regular Tests Help Prevent Complications

Although you are self-managing your diabetes, which includes watching your diet, remembering your medications, and monitoring your blood sugar, you also need to see your provider regularly and have necessary tests completed. These tests help prevent against any possible complications related to your nervous system, kidneys, eyes, or heart.


What it measures



Blood sugar over the course of several weeks

Twice a year (minimum)


How well the kidneys are functioning

Once a year

Eye exam

Potential damage to the blood vessels of the retina

Once a year


Cardiovascular health; the condition of the blood vessel walls

Once a year

Blood pressure

Cardiovascular health

Each provider’s visit

Starling’s Diabetes Educators Are Available to Guide You

If you feel like you need help with your diet, monitoring your blood sugar, or you had a high A1c, Starling has Certified Diabetic Educators who serve as a valuable resource. They offer 1:1 counseling and free in-person and group classes each month. To learn more, visit

Bottom line — diabetes control is certainly worth the effort. Our providers care about you and your health. We are here for you every step of the way. Please call your PCP’s office today to schedule your appointment.