By Outer Banks Voice on July 6, 2021
The Outer Banks Hospital is offering free A1C diabetes screening pop-ups throughout Dare County this month. A1C screenings measure a person’s blood glucose level over the past three months. Here is their schedule:
These free screening events are open to any Dare County resident, property owner or visitor age 18 or older. No appointment is necessary. A1C screenings measure an individual’s blood glucose level over the past three months.
Upon arrival at their library location of choice, staff members will direct participants to the screening area. When it is a participant’s time to be tested, a simple finger stick blood sample will be taken. The results of the test only take a few minutes to receive, and hospital staff members will go over the test results with the individual who was tested within a few minutes of the sample being taken.