In observance of National Diabetes Month, Dignity Health’s Center for Diabetes Management will host four A1C screening sessions between November and January at no cost to participants. This test tells a person their average blood sugar over the last 3 months. Each screening requires a 15-minute appointment for a finger stick blood test. You do not need to fast for this test.
Screening dates and times:
• Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 1-4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, December 2, 2017 — 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — 4-7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 2-5 p.m.
A Hemoglobin A1C blood test provides a 3-month average of your blood sugar levels to see if your diabetes management plan is working. It can also tell you if you are falling into a pre-diabetes range. Know your number and learn how to lower your A1C.