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Diabetes screening, yoga classes offered in November, Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes screening, yoga classes offered in November, Diabetes Awareness Month

Throughout November, St. John’s Medical Center will offer a free blood test (A1c) to help identify individuals with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

This simple yet powerful test takes just a few minutes and can identify diabetes and prediabetes, which increases your risk of developing diabetes. It measures your average blood sugar level over the past three months.

To schedule an appointment for the free A1c blood test, or for more information, contact St. John’s Diabetes at 307.733.7222.

For those with diabetes, St. John’s is offering a five-week yoga class, taught by Jackson Hole Yoga Therapy. The class will take place on Tuesdays, November 5-December 3, 5:30-6:30 pm. The cost is $125; financial assistance is available. For information, or to register, 739-7399.

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans—more than 30 million people—has diabetes. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy, puts women and their children at risk for an increased lifelong chance of developing type 2 diabetes. However, even if the diabetes goes away, national statistics indicate that half of all women who had gestational diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

Follow-up resources and educational materials are available online at


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St. John's Health in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.

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