News Release (11/1/2019)
$5 A1C Tests During National Diabetes Month
In recognition of National Diabetes Month, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is offering a free prediabetes risk screening and a $5 A1C test for diabetes and prediabetes throughout November (80% discount). To qualify for the reduced price you must be at least 18 years old and a county resident. You do not need to fast or make an appointment. Just visit the St. George SWUPHD clinic at 620 S. 400 E. between 8am and 5pm on weekdays (closed until 1pm on Tuesdays).
The A1C test involves a simple finger prick and you will know your results within a few minutes. The results will place you in the range of normal, prediabetic, or diabetic.
It is estimated that one-fourth of people with diabetes are unaware they have it, and 90% of people with prediabetes are unaware of their condition. Left untreated, these health conditions can lead to very serious health problems down the road. Diabetes can be managed in many ways, and taking action if you are in the prediabetic range can prevent the disease from developing in the first place. That’s why it’s so important to be screened for diabetes and prediabetes. Plan to get your $5 A1C test in November!
The SWUPHD is also offering a free community forum on how to “Navigate Diabetes in the Grocery Store”, presented by Melanie Taylor, MS,RD,CD on Thursday, November 14th at 6pm (at location listed above). To learn more, visit swuhealth.org/diabetes or call Jeff Smith at 435-986-2552.
The mission of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department is to protect the community’s health through the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease. Visit our website at www.swuhealth.org