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.
|Age Range||Diabetes Testing||Lipid Profile Assessment|
|Ages 13 – 44||If High Risk||If High Risk|
|Ages 45 And Older||Every 3 Years||Every 5 Years|
Point-of-care testing is a fast, easy, and patient-friendly way to monitor health indicators
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
Compact, battery-operated, room temperature test strip storage
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