National Doctor’s Day

Annual Cycle of Care List

It’s important to do an annual cycle of care to identify any health concerns early and discuss the best treatment with your doctor and diabetes health professionals. Without regular checks, diabetes can lead to complications that can affect your whole body, including your kidneys, eyes, feet, nerves and heart.

Your annual cycle of care checklist

Check When Target
HbA1c At least every 3 months 7% or less
Blood pressure At least every 6 months 130/80 or less
Foot Assessment Low risk feet: At least every year
High risk feet: At least every 3-6 months
Foot health maintained
Eye examination At least every two years Eye health maintained
Kidney health At least every year Microalbumin levels in target range
Kidney function test in target range
Cholesterol At least every year Total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL
LDL less than 100 mg/dL
HDL greater than 60 mg/dL
Weight At least every six months BMI 18.5-24.9
Waist circumference At least every six months Less than 37 inches (men)
Less than 32 inches (women)
Healthy eating review At least every year Following a healthy eating plan
Physical activity review At least every year At least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, five or more days a week and minimise time spent sitting
Medication review At least every year Safe use of medications
Smoking At least every year No smoking
Diabetes management At least every year Self-management of diabetes maintained
Emotional health As needed Emotional health and well-being maintained

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