Testing available as part of National Diabetes Week

CADILLAC — During November, District Health Department No. 10, in partnership with local branches of the Lions Club, is offering A1C screenings at county offices as part of National Diabetes Month.

A1C is a blood test that can identify if those being tested are pre-diabetic and at a higher risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A1C can also diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as monitor diabetes treatment plans.

The Lions of Michigan and the Lions Clubs International Foundation is providing the funding for DHD No. 10 to host A1C testing walk-in clinics at the following local locations:

• Noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12, 5681 S. M-37, Baldwin

• Noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13,14485 Northland Drive, Big Rapids

For more information, call Christy Rivette at (231) 309-8940 or email crivette@dhd10.org.