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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Take Care Clinics on Friday announced the offer of free health testing for hemoglobin A1C and blood glucose at more than 3,000 U.S. locations through the end of November as part of American Diabetes Month and the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment.
“Our pharmacists and Take Care Clinic nurse practitioners and physicians assistants are trusted clinicians that can help those living with diabetes understand and manage their condition,” stated Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “Diabetes is a serious health issue facing a growing number of Americans. Through preventive health and wellness services, education and support, we can help patients make healthy and informed decisions.”
In the last year, Walgreens pharmacists and Take Care Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants have administered more than 600,000 health tests for A1C, blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and body composition.
Free A1C testing — sponsored in part by Bayer Healthcare, Diabetes Care and Novo Nordisk — is available with a coupon at select Walgreens and Take Care Clinic locations in 40 states and Washington, D.C. A coupon for the $35 test can be found in the current Walgreens weekly ad and is good through the end of the month.