Having diabetes means that your body is having problems using the energy from the foods that you eat. This energy comes from all foods including carbohydrates (starches and sugars), proteins and fat. After you eat, the food is turned into glucose that is used by your cells for fuel.
An adult health maintenance exam is a medical appointment that provides preventive services, counseling, education and disease screening, based on your age and gender.
A health maintenance exam has many names:
annual physical exam
What to expect
An adult health maintenance exam may involve some screening lab tests and X-rays or shots. These services are usually part of an annual physical:
review of your complete medical history, including allergies, drug reactions and immunizations
physical exam, including a pelvic exam for women
medicine review (Please bring all medicines and supplements you regularly take.)
weight, height, blood pressure and pulse.
Your health care provider may ask about your tobacco and alcohol use. You may also discuss health topics like weight control and exercise.
Your health provider may recommend additional services based on your age and gender. An adult health maintenance exam may also involve lab tests, medical imaging and/or shots. Please check with your insurance provider about coverage for these extra services.