Regular health checks for type 1 diabetes

Diabetes can affect your body and your health in different ways. There are a number of check-ups you can have every year to make sure that any complications are spotted early, monitored and treated if necessary. This is known as your Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care — which is eligible for medicare rebate — and is a way for you and your doctor to plan all the health checks and tests you need each year.

How will the Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care help me?

The Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care provides access to health checks including:

  • a comprehensive eye examination
  • testing your kidney function
  • foot examination
  • reviewing all your medicines
  • a review of your diet and physical activity
  • checking your HbA1c, blood pressure, cholesterol and other fat levels.

What should I do?