Hemoglobin A1C

Hemoglobin A1C screening, which can be done with the same fingerstick as the cholesterol screening, is important for anyone who has diabetes. It measures how well someone has controlled their blood sugar for the past three months, and it’s not affected by recent eating. This helps people who have diabetes understand how their choices affect their blood sugar control. It can be added to any cholesterol screening and is only available for those who have been told by a doctor that they have diabetes.

It is recommended people who have diabetes get this test at least every six months, but every three months is better. Most doctors want the result to be 7 or less.

Where We Can Go

We can go anywhere there are indoor accommodations. This mobile screenings works well at workplaces, in congregations, neighborhood programs, senior centers, or just about anywhere else we can be indoors.

Needed On Site for This Screening:

If this is done with cholesterol screenings, we don’t need any additional tables or chairs. However, if this is done alone, we need:

  • Two tables
  • Seven chairs
  • A trash can
  • Access to electricity

Larger programs will need more accommodations. Due to OSHA regulations, no one can have food or drink in the screening area.

Scheduling Screenings for Your Group

To get the screenings you want, call early to book your event. We generally recommend three to four months in advance. Because of the sensitivity of the instruments used, all screenings must be done indoors in a temperature-controlled environment, away from outside entrances, cold drafts, high humidity and the sun.  Call Premier Community Health at (877) 274-4543 for more information.

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