blood pressure twice: first while you are standing and again
while you are sitting.
thyroid gland. Your doctor will check
this gland by feeling it while you swallow. Thyroid problems sometimes occur
in people who have diabetes.
Listen to your heart and lung sounds and check your blood
flow (pulse) in your arms, legs, and feet. Your doctor also may
listen to the blood flow in your neck (carotid) arteries for evidence of plaque
Check for signs of
Cushing's syndrome, a rare disorder that develops when
the body is exposed to too much of the
hormone cortisol. Some people with diabetes also have
Cushing's syndrome. Symptoms include a large percentage of body fat in the
abdominal area (central obesity), skin that appears very tan, and the
appearance of reddish stretch marks on your skin.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine