OB-GYN

OB-GYNs Can Be Key

to Women’s Diabetes Awareness and Heart Health

Annual well-woman visits present an opportunity to counsel patients about diabetes and heart disease and to offer additional services or referrals.

Well-Woman Recommendations

from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)1,2
Age RangeDiabetes TestingLipid Profile Assessment
Ages 13 – 44If High RiskIf High Risk
Ages 45 And OlderEvery 3 YearsEvery 5 Years

Point-of-care testing is a fast, easy, and patient-friendly way to monitor health indicators

With CardioChek® Plus test systems..

Obtain full lipid panel results in as little as 90 seconds

Discuss Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risks with the patient onsite

Potential risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease include low HDL cholesterol (<35 mg/dL) and/or high triglycerides (>250 mg/dL)3.

Meets NCEP guidelines for accuracy and precision

Measures total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose Also calculates LDL, TC/HDL ratio, LDL/HDL ratio, and non-HDL cholesterol

Start-up cost is minimal; tests may be reimbursable

CLIA-waived

Compact, battery-operated, room temperature test strip storage

Also available for patients with diabetes

1 Women’s Health Care Physicians. (n.d.). Retrieved December 6, 2019, from https://www.acog.org/ About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Well-Woman-Recommendations.

2 Women’s Health Care Physicians. (n.d.). Retrieved December 6, 2019, from https://www.acog.org/ About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Well-Woman-Recommendations/ High-Risk-Factors.

3 Figure 2.3. American Diabetes Association. (2018, January 1). Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2018. Retrieved February 11, 2020, from https:// care.diabetesjournals.org/content/41/Supplement_1/S13.figures-only