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Free A1c Test 2017

Home A1c Testing Available

Home A1c Testing Available

BMC HealthNet Plan has partnered with Liberty Medical, LLC to help our members with diabetes understand the importance of self-managing this condition. In addition to providing self glucose monitoring supplies, Liberty Medical offers an in-home visit. During the visit your patients will be offered an A1C test; the test results will be forwarded to you. Please make sure to review the results, adjust medications to achieve glycemic control, and add the report and test results to your patient’s medical record. Continue reading >>

How To Lower Your A1c Levels: A Healthful Guide

How To Lower Your A1c Levels: A Healthful Guide

An A1C blood test measures average blood sugar levels over the past 2 to 3 months. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommend the use of A1C tests to help diagnose cases of prediabetes, type 1, and type 2 diabetes. A1C tests are also used to monitor diabetes treatment plans. What is an A1C test? An A1C test measures how well the body is maintaining blood glucose levels. To do this, an A1C test averages the percentage of sugar-bound hemoglobin in a blood sample. When glucose enters the blood, it binds to a red blood cell protein called hemoglobin. The higher blood glucose levels are, the more hemoglobin is bound. Red blood cells live for around 4 months, so A1C results reflect long-term blood glucose levels. A1C tests are done using blood obtained by a finger prick or blood draw. Physicians will usually repeat A1C tests before diagnosing diabetes. Initial A1C tests help physicians work out an individual's baseline A1C level for later comparison. How often A1C tests are required after diagnosis varies depending on the type of diabetes and management factors. Lowering A1C levels Many studies have shown that lowering A1C levels can help reduce the risk or intensity of diabetes complications. With type 1 diabetes, more controlled blood glucose levels are associated with reduced rates of disease progression. With type 2 diabetes, more controlled A1C levels have also been shown to reduce symptoms affecting the small arteries and nerves in the body. This influences eyesight and pain while decreasing complications. Long-term studies have also shown that early and intensive blood glucose control can reduce cardiovascular complications in people with type 1 or 2 diabetes. Even small changes in A1C levels can have big effects. The ADA recommend that maintaining fair control Continue reading >>

Score A Free A1c Screening At Cvs Minute Clinic {today Only} + Check Out Meta’s New Daily Blood Sugar Support Product!

Score A Free A1c Screening At Cvs Minute Clinic {today Only} + Check Out Meta’s New Daily Blood Sugar Support Product!

Meta Daily Blood Sugar Support You guys! Check out this awesome deal you can score today, 10/24 ONLY! Head to your local CVS Minute Clinic to score a completely FREE A1C Screening (regularly $59), brought to you by P&G’s new product, Meta Daily Blood Sugar Support. Find a Minute Clinic location near you. Just a heads up, this offer is not valid in three states – MA, TX and and VT. Have you ever heard of an A1C Screening? I must admit, I did not know what this was until I was educated on this topic recently from Meta’s new blood sugar support product. This dietary supplement can be found for sale at your local CVS in the home diagnostics aisle. An A1C screening measures the amount of glucose on your red blood cells and gives an average of your blood glucose control over a period of 2-3 months. Knowing your blood glucose and HbA1c levels helps you understand and take charge of your health. Why Get The A1C Screening? This all sounds pretty important right? Especially in 2017, when the average American is consuming 19.5 teaspoons of sugar every day! That translates into about 66 pounds of added sugar consumed each year, per person. With a family history of diabetes, I am definitely planning to go for this FREE A1C screening at my local CVS Minute Clinic. Meta Daily Blood Sugar Support helps by forming a thick gel in the gut that traps some of the sugar and carbohydrates. This process helps slow the absorption of sugar into your body, helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet. See the video below on how Meta Daily Blood Sugar Support helps trap some sugar and carbohydrates. I hope you guys take a minute to do something for your health and well-being today, and go get screened, for FREE! Win-win, right? While you’re at CVS, check out this ne Continue reading >>

A1c Calculator*

A1c Calculator*

Average blood glucose and the A1C test Your A1C test result (also known as HbA1c or glycated hemoglobin) can be a good general gauge of your diabetes control, because it provides an average blood glucose level over the past few months. Unlike daily blood glucose test results, which are reported as mg/dL, A1C is reported as a percentage. This can make it difficult to understand the relationship between the two. For example, if you check blood glucose 100 times in a month, and your average result is 190 mg/dL this would lead to an A1C of approximately 8.2%, which is above the target of 7% or lower recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for many adults who are not pregnant. For some people, a tighter goal of 6.5% may be appropriate, and for others, a less stringent goal such as 8% may be better.1 Talk to your doctor about the right goal for you. GET YOURS FREE The calculation below is provided to illustrate the relationship between A1C and average blood glucose levels. This calculation is not meant to replace an actual lab A1C result, but to help you better understand the relationship between your test results and your A1C. Use this information to become more familiar with the relationship between average blood glucose levels and A1C—never as a basis for changing your disease management. See how average daily blood sugar may correlate to A1C levels.2 Enter your average blood sugar reading and click Calculate. *Please discuss this additional information with your healthcare provider to gain a better understanding of your overall diabetes management plan. The calculation should not be used to make therapy decisions or changes. What is A1C? Performed by your doctor during your regular visits, your A1C test measures your average blood sugar levels by taking a Continue reading >>

Sen. Scavello, Lv Health Network To Host A1c Screening At District Office

Sen. Scavello, Lv Health Network To Host A1c Screening At District Office

Pen Argyl, PA – State Senator Mario Scavello will continue his Healthy Living Series in partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network to offer a free A1C Diabetes Screening at his Pen Argyl District Office on Tuesday, March 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM (2 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl). The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past three months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test. The A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes management and diabetes research. To schedule a free appointment, please call Senator Scavello’s office at 610-863-1200. State Senator Mario Scavello represents the 40th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Monroe and Northampton Counties. To find out more information regarding this event or any state-related issue, please visit www.marioscavello.com or email [email protected] Contact: Linda Womer Phone: 610-863-1200 Continue reading >>

First A1c Test Of 2017

First A1c Test Of 2017

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Should You Get A Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening?

Should You Get A Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening?

Free screenings for diabetes are sometimes available at pharmacies, and even in big-box stores, like Walmart. You may also be able to get a free blood sugar test at your local hospital. But before you go, it’s important to understand the limitations of this blood sugar test. "In most cases, the diabetic test given at a free screening is a point-of-care blood sugar test," says Shannon Knapp, RN, CDE, manager of diabetes education in the department of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. These tests measure blood sugar with a finger prick and a glucose monitor. "Free screenings for diabetes are beneficial but have a lower accuracy rate than lab tests done in a doctor's office," Knapp notes. "They may be given at health fairs, community centers, or local pharmacies, but they are not a substitute for your primary care doctor." There are reasons that free screenings for diabetes may be an early indicator of the disease but still don’t provide a complete picture on their own. "To diagnose diabetes, you generally need two elevated fasting blood sugars," explains Knapp. "It's important to know that if you have free screening for diabetes without fasting, the results are not very useful. Any abnormal diabetic test needs to be followed up with your doctor." Why Get a Free Diabetes Screening? The purpose of this type of screening is to serve as an early alert, hopefully cutting down on the damage done by type 2 diabetes by uncovering it and addressing it early, before you have any complications of high blood sugar. Also, "These screenings have the potential to catch other types of diabetes," adds Knapp. Since more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million are at risk for the disease, early diagnosis is more important th Continue reading >>

To Your Good Health: A1c Is Better Screening Test For Diabetes

To Your Good Health: A1c Is Better Screening Test For Diabetes

Q: My A1c test on blood sugar is always higher (prediabetes) than my fasting glucose test (normal) on the same visit to the doctor. Which result should I believe? My latest test at a doctor’s office showed that my A1c is 6.2 percent, and fasting glucose is 88 mg/dL. The A1c pretty much remained at 6.2 percent level, while the fasting glucose varied between 81 and 88 in the past two years. The test is drawing a blood sample after a 12-hour overnight fast. I am not taking any diabetes medication. Previously, my A1c results were 5.9 percent in August 2016 and 5.5 percent in December 2016. A: Both the A1c test and the glucose tests are blood tests for diabetes. The blood glucose test is a snapshot of an instant in time, while the A1c is a measure of the average value over the past two or three months or so. The A1c looks at the amount of sugar molecules on the large hemoglobin protein of the blood. In general, the A1c is a better screening test for diabetes than a fasting glucose test, because fasting blood sugar is normal for a long time (potentially years) before one shows overt diabetes. In early Type 2 diabetes, the only time the blood sugar gets above normal is after eating (the blood sugar is supposed to go up a bit after eating, but in the early stages of diabetes, it goes higher than it should). The most sensitive test for Type 2 diabetes is a glucose tolerance test, where a fixed amount of sugar is given, and the blood is tested after two hours. An elevated level at two hours is prediabetes or diabetes. However, the A1c, which is affected by both fasting blood glucose levels and those after eating, is nearly as sensitive, and is much easier to do. Both the glucose tolerance test and the A1c usually will diagnose prediabetes and diabetes before the fasting glucose Continue reading >>

Health Screenings

Health Screenings

Each Focus on Health location will offer free health checks which include Blood Pressure, Vision, Height, Weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) available at all locations. At selected locations, Bone Density screening (osteoporosis), Hearing, Foot, and Oral Cancer screening will also be available free of charge. Francine's Friends will be at select sites to offer mammography. Please call Francine's Friends for an appointment or for more information. Q: Do I need to fast for any of these screenings? A: It is recommended that you fast (do not eat or drink anything except water) for 12 hours before the Blood Chemistry Screening. You are encouraged to drink water beginning the evening before the blood draw. Being hydrated will make the blood draw easier for both you and the medical volunteer drawing your blood. Continue to take any prescription medications. If you have Diabetes, check with your doctor firstfasting to avoid your blood sugar level from getting dangerously low. If you are unable to fast for 12 hours, your glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides may be slightly elevated but none of the other results will be affected. Q: If I am just coming in for the blood tests, what am I required to do? A: Everyone that comes in will be asked to fill out registration paperwork and have your blood pressure checked. You will then proceed to the Blood Chemistry Registration table before having your blood drawn. After you have your lab tests drawn, you are to drop off your paperwork at Summary & Referral before you leave the health fair. Continue reading >>

Costco Pharmacy Clinic Days

Costco Pharmacy Clinic Days

Costco does not operate pharmacies or provide the services referred to in these pharmacy web pages in the Province of Quebec. Pharmacies are independently owned and operated in the Province of Quebec. Please click here to access the Grégoire Arakelian pharmacies website (external link). A Costco Pharmacy is more than a place you go to pick up prescriptions and ask health questions. It's your health awareness information centre. At Costco Pharmacy, you are also provided with, at no cost, access to our innovative and ongoing health and wellness programs. Various Health Promotion Clinics tailored to our patients' needs occur on a regular basis nationally. We pride ourselves on the quality of our clinics because they are comprehensive, unique and many include the use of innovative and accurate point-of-care testing devices. Through our clinics, pharmacists are able to determine, on the spot, how well medications are working for you and are able to design a tailored action plan that will help improve the management of your health condition. What also makes Costco Pharmacy a true leader in quality patient care is that we encourage and support our pharmacists in providing on-demand clinics because we know that even frequent offerings may not always be convenient for you. Click here to watch video Ask your Costco pharmacist what clinic days are coming up, and how to register for them. To find the nearest Health Promotion Clinic, click here. Costco Pharmacy offers health promotion clinics on a wide range of topics, including the following: FLU SHOT CLINICS Many health professionals will tell you that the best way to fight the flu is to not get it in the first place. Flu shots are especially important for those with certain heart and lung conditions as well as diabetes and compr Continue reading >>

Walgreens To Offer Daily Testing For Cholesterol, Blood Glucose And A1c

Walgreens To Offer Daily Testing For Cholesterol, Blood Glucose And A1c

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is expanding its scope of preventive healthcare services by offering daily testing for total cholesterol, blood glucose and A1C levels at more than 1,400 pharmacies across 33 states and Washington, D.C. The drug store chain, which began offering scheduled testing days at select stores last December, said that the tests are available at select stores during pharmacy hours, with no appointment necessary, to customers ages 18 years and older. Each test also includes a free blood-pressure reading and personal consultation with a Walgreens pharmacist. Walgreens pharmacists administer tests by fingerstick. Cost for testing is: Total cholesterol and HDL: $30; Blood glucose: $20; A1C (for self-identified diabetics only): $35; and Blood pressure: Free with every health test. Test results are not for diagnostic or treatment purposes and are not conclusive as to the absence or presence of any health condition. Recipients are encouraged to share test results with their primary care physicians, Walgreens said. Locations offering these testing services can be found online by visiting Walgreens.com/FindAStore and checking the “health tests” box, or by calling (877) W-and-YOU (877-926-3968). “Providing convenient, affordable access to health-testing services is an important part of our commitment to disease prevention and chronic care management,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “As the most accessible healthcare professionals, our pharmacists are spending more time with patients through consultations, immunizations, medication questions or concerns, health testing and other important services.” Continue reading >>

Baycare Offers Free Heart Healthy Screenings

Baycare Offers Free Heart Healthy Screenings

Screenings Include Tests and Tips To Help Prevent Heart Disease All screenings will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. except for March 18 at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, which is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Screenings include blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and cholesterol, as well as a diabetes risk assessment.* A nutrition specialist will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips that can lead to healthier lifestyle choices. The free heart-healthy screenings will be offered in the following communities: Bartow, Clearwater, Lutz, New Port Richey, Plant City, Riverview, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Valrico and Winter Haven. *If the assessment suggests your risk is high, an A1c test will be offered. The Heart-Healthy Schedule is: Friday, Feb. 10: St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, Garden Lobby Classrooms, 4211 Van Dyke Road, Lutz Saturday, Feb. 11: Winter Haven Hospital, Main Lobby/Wellness Center, 200 Ave. F NE, Winter Haven Friday, February 17: Mease Countryside Hospital, Ground Floor, Rooms 1-5, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor Wednesday, Feb. 22: Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center, 6600 Madison Street, New Port Richey Friday, Feb. 24: Bartow Regional Medical Center, Main Lobby, 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow Friday, March 3: St. Anthony’s Hospital, Auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg Tuesday, March 7: Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Classrooms A&B, 455 Pinellas Street, Clearwater Thursday, March 9: South Florida Baptist Hospital, Community Conference Room, 301 N Alexander Street, Plant City Saturday, March 18: Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Thursday, March 23: St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, F Continue reading >>

Hgh Celebrates National Diabetes Day With Free A1c Screen

Hgh Celebrates National Diabetes Day With Free A1c Screen

Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today, according to the American Diabetes Association, and another 86 million people have prediabetes and are at risk for developing the disease. In fact, recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless preventative measures are taken. Tuesday, November 14, is National Diabetes Day and Humboldt General Hospital is doing its part to raise diabetes awareness and to promote prevention. “This disease is so prevalent today,” said HGH Food and Nutrition Services Director Tiffani Nalivka, “that perhaps we are downplaying the toll it is taking on the health of our community, our state and our nation.” Nalivka said diabetes nearly doubles the risk for heart attack and for death from heart disease. She said it is also the leading cause of kidney failure, and is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among working-age adults. Additionally, the rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes. “Every 19 seconds, someone is going to get diagnosed with this disease,” she said, “so our work is cut out for us.” That’s why Humboldt General Hospital has decided to offer the A1C Diabetes Screen free of charge. The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the previous three months. Nalivka said testing is especially important because early in the disease, diabetes has no symptoms. “So testing enables healthcare providers to find and treat diabetes before complications occur, and to find and treat prediabetes, which can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes from developing,” she said. Those interested in getting scree Continue reading >>

Tuesday 10/24: Free Testing At Cvs Minute Clinics

Tuesday 10/24: Free Testing At Cvs Minute Clinics

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you know the importance of A1c checks 2 to 4 times a year. And when you’re busy, the CVS MinuteClinic® makes testing easy and convenient so you can cross it off your “to do” list. Better yet, on Tuesday October 24th the CVS Minute Clinics will be giving FREE A1c checks during regular operating hours, sponsored by Meta’s new Daily Blood Sugar Control product (excluding MA, VT and TX). No appointment necessary. If you don’t know your blood glucose levels, this is an easy way to find out what your levels are at no cost. Go to MetaWellness.com to get more information about maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and to get money-saving coupons! Blood sugar is your body’s main source of energy, and maintaining healthy levels is important. Meta Daily Blood Sugar Support is an over-the-counter supplement formulated with 100% natural psyllium husk which is clinically proven to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet. You can get money-saving coupons here. Be sure to check your CVS app for additional Meta coupons. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with impaired fasting glucose levels will develop type 2 Diabetes within five years, and 86 million Americans have imparied fasting glucose. Do you? Find out easily with your free A1c check at CVS on Tuesday 10/24. Get answers to your blood sugar questions HERE Get 5 Simple Tips to follow a healthy blood sugar diet HERE More easy tips for eating healthier include: Read and compare food labels for calories when grocery shopping. Replace your high fat snacks with fruits, low fat yogurts or a tablespoon of unsalted nuts Take the time to look over the menu for lower calorie options when eating out Bring your lunch to work so you Continue reading >>

Diabetes Clinic (a1c Testing) – Dec 2017

Diabetes Clinic (a1c Testing) – Dec 2017

Our diabetes clinic is coming up on the 21st of December. This is a great chance to talk to our pharmacist about managing diabetes, prediabetes and how to reduce your risk. We will be offering a free A1C test to check your glucose control. A1C testing gives a reading that reflects your glucose control over the past 3 months. It takes a few minutes and you get your results immediately. Remember to come in with any questions you might have about diabetes and managing your sugar levels. To register, book with the link below or call us at 778-477-3811 to book a spot. Spaces are limited. Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 105 – 3957 Lakeshore road, Kelowna. Continue reading >>

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