Type 1 Diabetes: Living With Complications - Exams and Tests
persistent high blood sugar levels are directly related to getting diabetic
complications, you need
hemoglobin A1c and
blood glucose tests at least 2 times a year to monitor
your blood sugar control.
If your treatment is changing or if your blood sugar is not stable, your A1c may be checked every 3 months.
You may need a
thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test when type 1
diabetes is diagnosed and then every 1 to 2 years. This test checks for thyroid
problems, which are common among people with diabetes.