St. John’s Medical Center to offer diabetes screening tomorrow

(Jackson, Wyo.) – In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, St. John’s Diabetes Education will hold a type 2 diabetes screening on Tomorrow, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to the American Diabetes Association:

  • Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of the population.
  • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.
  • Every 19 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes.

The screening will include checking each person’s weight, blood sugar levels, A1C, and blood pressure as well as providing basic nutrition information.

People at risk for type 2 diabetes are those who have more than one of the following conditions: are over the age of 45; have a family history of diabetes; are overweight; do not exercise regularly; have low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood pressure; and, in the case of women, had gestational diabetes.

The suggested donation for the screening is $10.

Call 739-7620 for information and to schedule your appointment.