According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8.1 million of the approximately 29.1 million people in the United States who have diabetes are currently undiagnosed. This is a staggering statistic for a couple of reasons. First of all, the fact that 29.1 million people in this country have diabetes is bad enough in and of itself. Considering diabetes is much more dangerous if it goes untreated, however, it’s perhaps more frightening that 8.1 million people are undiagnosed.
Okay, now that we’ve started with a real downer of a post, here’s the good news. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13 at every Sam’s Club location that has a pharmacy, you can benefit from a FREE diabetes screening valued at $250. You don’t have to be a Sam’s Club member to enjoy these screenings, as they are open to the public. Here’s the full lineup of tests you’ll have access to:
- A1C blood test
- Total Cholesterol, HDL (the good kind)
- Risk Ratio (aka the relationship between total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol)
- Blood pressure
- Body Fat percentage
Even if you don’t think you’re at risk for diabetes, it never hurts to have a second opinion. Especially when that second opinion is offered for FREE.