In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month this November, it is important for all Americans ((including those without Diabetes, so pass this message on to family members too!)) to take responsibility and monitor their health. As you know, it is important for people with both types of Diabetes to monitor our blood sugar before and after meals, as well as getting regular Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) tests every 3 months. I found it very relieving to learn that you don’t have to go to your doctor to get the lab order for this important test! Instead, you can order it yourself online on personalabs.com, they have the lowest prices on the web. Not only do you save time, but you also save money. They have the HbA1c for only $25.00. You can use coupon code LAB4NF to save even more money off of your order.
The website also offers other diabetic lab tests that are essential for us to stay on top of our condition. For example, you can order a Complete Diabetic Profile for only $199 ($189 if you use coupon code LAB4NF). This panel is used as a routine follow-up survey of your diabetic condition. It includes the most common follow-up tests used to evaluate control of your disease as well as some associated conditions. This test will help you and your healthcare provider know if any changes in lifestyle activities and/or medications are needed.
The number one goal for us as Diabetics is to manage our disease to prevent long-term complications. Blood testing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are critical aspects of this. Another important measure to take is getting routine eye exams AT LEAST once a year (Don’t forget, Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness cases!). We can all do our part to help control this epidemic in the hopes of someday putting a stop to Diabetes!
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