Diabetic Testing and Treatment

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Diabetic tests are performed on all patients displaying the possible signs of diabetes. If a patient tests positive for diabetes, the doctor immediately:

• Educates the patient on diabetes;

• Informs the patient of changes that will have to be made to his or her diet;

• Prescribes the necessary medications to maintain control of the disease; and 

• Begins testing annually for diabetes and related health problems.