In honor of National Diabetes Month, West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee Inc. will provide free Hemoglobin A1C screenings throughout its eight-state region during November.
The free Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles in 160 Hy-Vee store parking lots. Hy-Vee registered dietitians will conduct a simple blood test and review the results with individuals immediately following the test.
Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that people living with diabetes use to manage their blood glucose levels. It provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose over a two- to three-month period.
Fat Rabbit, Glucerna, Cabot, Good Idea, Novo Nordisk, Quaker and Think are sponsoring the screenings.
The screenings will be offered all month from 8 a.m.-noon and 3-7 p.m. at varying locations Monday through Saturday.