Diabetic Services

Diabetic Worksheet

Medical Care PLLC is pleased to offer this FREE Weekly Blood Glucose Log Sheet. Please save and print this page to help keep track of your blood sugar levels each week. Download the log sheet by clicking HERE.

Blood Glucose Check

A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. This test is used to check for and monitor diabetes.

Diabetic Education Classes

We are proud to help provide a monthly diabetic educational class. Amy Beane, a Certified Diabetes Educator, holds 2 classes each month. They are on the first Wednesday of the month in Elizabethton and on the second Wednesday of the month in Johnson City.

At these sessions, you will learn about:

  • What diabetes is
  • The importance of checking blood sugar levels
  • A1C and how it affects blood sugar
  • Meal planning and exercise
  • Medical tests
  • Types of medication that help manage blood sugar

If you would like to join one of these classes, you can contact our office via phone or talk to your provider the next time you are here.

Fundus Photo Eye Exam

We use fundus photography in order to screen for diabetic retinopathy. Fundus photography produces accurate pictures of the back of the eye (the fundus). A once a year screening is recommended for all of our diabetic patients. With these routine scans, we have found several potential problems that could have led to blindness in our patients. The screenings are read by board certified specialists at Johns Hopkins.

Hemoglobin A1C

The hemoglobin A1C test is an important blood test used to determine how well your diabetes is being controlled. Hemoglobin A1C provides an average of your blood sugar control over a six to 12 week period and is used in conjunction with home blood sugar monitoring to make adjustments in your diabetes medicines.

Urine Microalbumin

A microalbumin test checks urine for the presence of a protein called albumin. Albumin is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys. When the kidneys are working properly, albumin is not present in the urine. But when the kidneys are damaged, small amounts of albumin leak into the urine. This condition is called microalbuminuria. Microalbuminuria is most often caused by kidney damage from diabetes.