Throughout November, St. John’s Medical Center will offer a free
blood test (A1c) to help identify individuals with type 2 diabetes or
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 tetonhospital.org/diabetes.
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 secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness. For more information about the Foundation, please
contact John Goettler at 307.739.7516 or