Sam's Club to offer free diabetes, vision screening on Saturday | Health
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Sam's Club will host free diabetes health screenings and vision tests at all Club locations with a pharmacy for members and the public on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sam’s Club’s free diabetes screenings are valued at more than $150 and include:
- Glucose tests
- A1C tests (blood test for diagnosed diabetics that measures blood sugar)
- Vision tests*
- Blood pressure and BMI (body mass index) tests
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year, and the disease is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults in the U.S. If trends continue, one of three U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.
There are Sam's Clubs in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Marion, Ill., and Paducah, Ky.
The next monthly health screening on October 13 will also focus on women’s health.
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