St. John’s offers free diabetes screening next week

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, St. John’s Medical Center will offer a free screening on Tuesday, November 28. Each screening is confidential and takes about 15 minutes. The screening will include a check of 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.

Screenings are available from 9am to 4pm at St. John’s Diabetes & Nutrition. Call (307) 733-7222 by Monday, November 27 to schedule an appointment.

Follow-up resources and educational materials are available at the screenings or online at tetonhospital.org/diabetes.

 

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