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HGH Celebrates National Diabetes Day With Free A1C Screen

Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today, according to the American Diabetes Association, and another 86 million people have prediabetes and are at risk for developing the disease.

In fact, recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless preventative measures are taken.

Tuesday, November 14, is National Diabetes Day and Humboldt General Hospital is doing its part to raise diabetes awareness and to promote prevention.

“This disease is so prevalent today,” said HGH Food and Nutrition Services Director Tiffani Nalivka, “that perhaps we are downplaying the toll it is taking on the health of our community, our state and our nation.”

Nalivka said diabetes nearly doubles the risk for heart attack and for death from heart disease. She said it is also the leading cause of kidney failure, and is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among working-age adults.

Additionally, the rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes.

“Every 19 seconds, someone is going to get diagnosed with this disease,” she said, “so our work is cut out for us.”

That’s why Humboldt General Hospital has decided to offer the A1C Diabetes Screen free of charge. The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the previous three months.

Nalivka said testing is especially important because early in the disease, diabetes has no symptoms.

“So testing enables healthcare providers to find and treat diabetes before complications occur, and to find and treat prediabetes, which can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes from developing,” she said.

Those interested in getting screened may check in at the hospital’s front desk anytime from 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. There is no charge.

Screening results will be sent directly to patients, who are then encouraged to share them with their healthcare providers. Additionally, those who check in for the screen will also receive information on how to prevent and control diabetes.

Nalivka said the good news is that diabetes is easily impacted by simple measures, such as healthy eating, exercise, making positive lifestyle changes, and monitoring key indicators.

“So a little bit of change can go a long way,” she added.

For more information on the free A1C Diabetes Screen being offered at Humboldt General Hospital, please call HGH Food and Nutrition Services Director Tiffani Nalivka at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1756, or email at nalivkat@hghospital.org.

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