Free blood tests during National Diabetes Month


Free blood tests during National Diabetes Month

by Taleisha Newbill, KPTM

WEST DES MONIES, Iowa (FOX 42 KPTM) — Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles is having free Hemoglobin A1C screenings during November, the month of National Diabetes.

Starting Friday, Nov. 1st you can find the local screening dates and locations that vary here.

Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that people with diabetes use to manage their blood glucose levels and provides information about their average levels of blood glucose over a two- to three-month period.

They say free Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at 160 Hy-Vee store parking lots.

Hy-Vee says they have registered dietitians who will conduct a simple blood test, and review the results with the person immediately following the test.