National Diabetes Awareness Month

by Erika Brooks on November 2, 2012 at 5:42 am

November is National Diabetes Awareness month and Northside Pharmacy is bringing awareness to the condition affecting thousands of Americans.

Throughout the month, each Northside Pharmacy and Northside Oxygen and Medical Equipment Store is offering a hemoglobin A1C test with results in five minutes. The test is a finger stick blood sample that shows your average blood sugar level during the previous three months. 

"It’s helpful in diagnosing diabetes so its a really good thing for people to come out and kind of see how they’re doing, it’s not one that you have to fast for you can just come on in and we’ll take a reading for you," said Northside Pharmacist Ethel Kreig.

The screening costs five dollars, all proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information on diabetes or other screenings offered by Northside Pharmacy Wellness Services, call (740) 455-2417 or visit