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Peo­ple with di­a­betes should get them­selves reg­u­larly eval­u­ated on a yearly ba­sis. Cer­tain rec­om­mended tests (the fre­quency of which will be pre­scribed by the di­a­betol­o­gist) are: Hba1c test Serum cre­a­ti­nine and urine mi­croal­bu­min­uria Fast­ing lipid pro­file Liver func­tion tests Fun­do­scopic ex­am­i­na­tion for retinopa­thy Make sim­ple pro-health life­style changes. For ex­am­ple, take the stair­case in­stead of el­e­va­tors, walk down short to medium dis­tances in­stead of us­ing trans­porta­tion Re­duce stress lev­els by med­i­tat­ing or be­ing in­volved in hob­bies Get proper sleep of seven to eight hours Re­duce your weight if you are obese. Take care of your feet. Avoid walk­ing bare­foot and in­spect them reg­u­larly bruises.

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