Throughout November, St. John’s Medical Center will offer will offer
risk assessments and tests to help identify individuals with type 2 diabetes.
The first step is to take an online assessment to determine risk. The assessment,
available in English and Spanish, checks for age, gender, gestational
diabetes, family history, high blood pressure, exercise level, and height
Click here to take it.
Depending on the results, it may be recommended that you take the A1c blood
test, which reflects a person’s average blood sugar level over the
past two to three months. To schedule an appointment for the A1c blood
test, or for more information, contact St. John’s Diabetes at 307.739.7678.
During November, the A1c test will be offered at a discounted cost of
$20.00; insurance will be billed. Patient assistance is available.
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
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center 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.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to broaden
the community’s understanding of and support for St. John’s
Medical Center and to inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our
community. For more information about the Foundation, please contact John
Goettler at 307.739.7516 or