lab work

By Katie17 Latest Reply 2010-05-31 20:44:25 -0500
Started 2010-05-28 07:54:08 -0500

How often do you guys need to get lab work. I have to get it every month or two and don't even have diabetes…yet!!!

11 replies

ston3xc 2010-05-31 20:44:25 -0500 Report

Even after having it for over 30 years I still get labs done every 4 months more often if I have problems from time to time.

RAYT721 2010-05-28 22:44:49 -0500 Report

My doctor wants it every 3-6 months. I have just been diagnosed at end of February so I just went for 3 month A1C test. I will go for a lab work test in another 3 months and appointment with him in 6 months if all is well. I am not on meds but had a 91 in his office and a 6.4 A1c. He's not worried. I've dropped 20# since January with a lot of changes in my diet and exercise since my diagnosis. The best thing that I did was find this community with some really amazing, inspirational and knowledgeable people to share with. I don't know if I am now a militant diabetic but I'm trying to learn all that I can, not only about ME but about YOU guys as well. Thanks for the questions, answers, comments, concerns and discussions. It's great to CONNECT here!!!

monkeymama 2010-05-28 17:57:24 -0500 Report

My labs are done every 3 months or less. It is depending on how those labs look and what was done. I am pretty much on a routine schedule and know when and what is being done. It kind of depends on the doctor, you, and the degree of issues.

theladyiscrazy 2010-05-28 17:32:46 -0500 Report

I had lab work after two months but I was just diagnosed in February as being diabetic. I did take in some tests I had done for life insurance back in 2007 and after reviewing it, my doc stated that I should have been monitored then because it showed there was a problem.

I don't have to go back for three months this time. So, I am not sure what my regular schedule will be.

Katie17 2010-05-28 16:35:31 -0500 Report

Thanks, I have reactive hypoglycemia so I get the lows and highs too. I just take other meds instead of insulin. I watch my food and try to count carbs just like you guys, but I know hypoglycemia can turn into diabetes. She checks my a1c every few months and checks insulin, thyroid, and random stuff during the lab work.

Emma2412 2010-05-28 14:47:42 -0500 Report

It sounds to me like your doctor, thank God, is thinking ahead and trying to keep you from developing full-blown diabetes. Good for him/her. You've got to know where your body is in order to do something to help it. I'm glad for you, Katie, that you don't have diabetes. Keep it that way. More power to you, girl.

lilshanti 2010-05-28 14:33:57 -0500 Report

My doctor currently has me going in every 3 months for lab work but I have one appointment in between where she wants me to bring in my sugar log to see if she needs to make any changes to my meds…she is thinking I may need to go on insulin, but wants to use that as a last resort since I desperately need to lose weight, and she said that insulin can make that more difficult?

Harlen 2010-05-28 14:15:35 -0500 Report

For me its now every 6 months but I keep my # in the good
and have for 5 years now
Best wishes