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Hy-Vee dietitians to offer 1,500 free A1C screenings in November

Hy-Vee will offer a variety of events throughout November to promote National Diabetes Month.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor

Hy-Vee will provide 1,500 free A1C screenings at select stores throughout its eight-state region for National Diabetes Month in November.

This simple blood test measures average blood sugar levels over the past three months, and is a common test to indicate prediabetes or diabetes, the retailer noted. 

Registration is required for the free A1C screening and can be made online. Once registered, a local Hy-Vee dietitian will reach out to schedule a screening based on availability. Free A1C screenings are only available while supplies last and are provided in partnership with CeraVe, Good Measure, Catalina Crunch, Dexcom and Blue Diamond Almonds.

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Hy-Vee dietitians also offer a program to guide individuals with prediabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes through an action-based virtual group program to reduce sugar intake, control cravings and help reduce inflammation. The virtual sessions are designed to facilitate positive behavior changes through nutrition education, healthy goal planning, group discussions and more. Those participating in the November A1C screening can sign up for the program at a discounted rate. Program participants will receive the following:

  • Pre-program A1C and biometric screening (in person with a dietitian at select Hy-Vee locations);
  • Four 60-minute sessions (every two weeks over eight weeks); and
  • Post-program screenings (in person with a dietitian at select Hy-Vee locations)

Hy-Vee dietitians will host virtual Freezer Meal Workshops designed to help families save time and money by prepping five meals. Participants will receive a step-by-step guide, recipes and a Hy-Vee Aisles Online shoppable link with all of the ingredients already added for easy shopping.

In this freezer meal workshop, individuals will learn how to prep everyday meals ahead of time to help individuals and families reach their health goals. Registration is available online

To learn more about Hy-Vee’s dietitian events and services, search by location.

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