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Sand Lake Lions offers A1C screening


420 million people worldwide have diabetes. 1.3 million of those people are in Michigan. Find out if you are headed for diabetes and don’t even know it.

The Center for Disease Control has reported that more than one-third of Americans have pre-diabetes and they are not aware of it. The Lions of Michigan Clubs and the Lions Clubs International Foundation are working with the “Defense against Diabetes” (D.A.D.) program to provide funding and collaboration with the Sand Lake Lions Club to offer a free A1C screening walk-in at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, Education building, on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is also the location of the Lions Club variety sale.

The screening is free, with individual results being provided following. The blood test can identify if you are pre-diabetic and at a higher risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A1C can also diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as monitor your diabetes treatment plan. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating, physical ability, and stress management. Learn more about diabetes and resources for diabetes education in Michigan at michiganlionsdiabetes.org and www.nmdiabetes.org. 

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