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Fructosamine is an average diabetes test. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

Fructosamine testing looks beyond the hour-to-hour and day-to-day blood glucose fluctuations, to provide the patient's average glucose over the previous 2–3 weeks. Fructosamine testing is integral to a thorough assessment of glycemic control. The bottom line: fructosamine is big picture, whereas blood glucose curves (BGCs) are hour-to-hour, and both are important.

5 ways to get your practice ready for Diabetes Month

November is Diabetes Month and a perfect time to put this common endocrine disorder front and center in your practice. Make sure staff are aware of the signs and protocols, and that clients understand how to help diabetic pets live a happy, active life. 

Use this checklist to keep diabetes top of mind in your practice: