Diabetes

Diabetes screening is done with the aid of a blood test, called the hemoglobin A1C. This test is done with a small finger stick that is used to determine the average level of sugars in your blood. Using the resulting reading, our professional can tell you if you need to consult your doctor to determine if you have diabetes. (There is a $20 fee for this screening.)

Why test for diabetes?

Millions of people have diabetes and do not know it. However, with early detection and treatment, the more likely it is that the serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed.

You should be tested if any of the following apply to you:

  • Control Diabetes

    Hypertension

  • Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Obesity (a body mass index greater than or equal to 30kg/m2)
  • Previous identification of an elevated impaired fasting glucose or glucose intolerance
  • Overweight (a body mass index greater than 25 but less than 30kg/m2
  • Family history of diabetes (first degree relatives)
  • Age 45 or older
  • Sedentary lifestyle (no physical activity)
  • A history of gestational diabetes mellitus, or delivery of a baby weighing greater than 9 pounds
  • Member of a high risk ethnic population: African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander
  • Previously identified pre-diabetes
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • History of Vascular Disease

Contact us

For more information on Diabetes Screening or Diabetes Education please contact Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, CDE
309-449-4370