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Free A1c Screening – DHD#10 Oceana County
November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
During the month of November, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10), in partnership with the Lions Club, is offering A1C screenings at all 10 of our county offices as part of National Diabetes Month.
A1C is a blood test that can identify if you are prediabetic and at a higher risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A1C can also diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as monitor your diabetes treatment plan.
The Lions of Michigan and the Lions Clubs International Foundation is providing the funding for DHD#10 to host A1C testing walk-in clinics at all 10 DHD#10 locations.
On top of this great service, DHD#10 is also always working to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle as evidenced by the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Participants in the NDPP learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. The program offers 16 weeks of group meetings and then the support of health coach for the remainder of the program’s year long duration. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes.
NDPP is offered in multiple locations across our 10-county jurisdiction. To see if you qualify for the NDPP please contact Christy Rivette at (231) 309-8940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not in DHD#10’s jurisdiction? Visit https://mihealthyprograms.org/diabetes-prevention-program to find a NDPP class near you.
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