CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medical guidelines recommend that every adult age 45 and over should get screened for diabetes. In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Life Line Screening will offer enhanced diabetes screening packages for as little as $60 to make sure that individuals can Help Identify Diabetes Early and give diabetes no place to HIDE.
According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes in 2012. This is an increase from 2010 numbers, when a reported 25.8 million Americans had Diabetes, accounting for 8.3% of the population.
Deb Danforth, President of the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation shared, “As the Diabetes epidemic in the US continues to increase every year, early detection has never been more important. We are very pleased to be partnering with Life Line Screening to raise awareness of the benefits of screening in detection and management of the disease during American Diabetes Month.”
Life Line Screening will provide A1c and C-reactive protein tests to check for Type 2 Diabetes at locations across the country. During November, in recognition of American Diabetes Month, the screenings will be offered at the low price of $60 when added to an Annual Better Health package. The Annual Better Health package also includes a glucose and lipid test, blood pressure and body mass index test, providing a very comprehensive screening. Please call 866-672-8150 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com and enter priority code WPDS001 to find the location nearest you.
“As a Type 1 Diabetes patient and physician, I’m compelled to help educate the public on the benefits of early detection of Diabetes—in terms of intervention and disease management, the sooner treatment begins, the better,” said Dr. Eden Miller, cofounder and director of Diabetes Nation as well as the nonprofit Diabetes Care Foundation.
About Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening is the nation's leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings and has a primary focus the early detection of subclinical atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of stroke and heart attack.
Highly trained ultrasound teams are on staff to bring preventive screenings to convenient locations in local communities. The company has screened more than 8 million people since 1993. For more information visit lifelinescreening.com.