Sam's Club to provide free diabetes screening

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To help encourage early detection of diabetes in communities around the United States, Sam’s Club Pharmacy will host free diabetes screenings to both members and non-members on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, the retailer announced Wednesday.
 
The diabetes screenings are free, confidential and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (599 locations). The screenings, valued at $250, include tests for:
 
  • A1C blood test;
  • Glucose;
  • Total cholesterol;
  • HDL (good cholesterol);
  • Risk ratio (relationship between total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol);
  • Blood pressure;
  • Body fat percentage; and
  • Vision.
“There is clearly a need to offer people an easy and accessible way to detect diabetes early on,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP Sam’s Club health and wellness. “We are committed to offering solutions like this screening as a way to encourage people to take control of their health and to learn information that can be very valuable in getting them to their long-term health goals.”
 
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