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Sam's Club hosts free diabetes health screenings

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club is offering free diabetes health screenings for both adults and children on Sept. 10, the retailer announced.

The free screenings will be held in Sam's Club pharmacies nationwide from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include glucose, A1C, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) tests. Glucose tests are not available, however, in Tennessee, Maryland and Hawaii, Sam's Club noted.

"Diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic in this country and it's important that concerned Sam's Club members 'know their numbers' — blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, etc. — to seek out solutions for maintaining good health," Sam's Club health-and-wellness SVP Jill Turner-Mitchael said. "At Sam's Club, our free diabetic health screenings raise awareness, help families identify their risks for diabetes and educate the communities we serve on ways to treat, prevent and delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes."

As part of the screenings, Sam's Club pharmacy also is offering free samples of Glucerna shakes by Abbott Labs and Zeiss Wipes plus Zeiss liquid spectacle lens cleaner by Carl Zeiss Vision.

For more information, times and locations of free health screenings in participating Sam's Club locations, visit SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

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