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New Canaan YMCA

Melisa’s Message: March 2024

Melisa’s Message: March 2024

Diabetes Prevention, HBA1C Test, & More
The HbA1c test is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months.  When sugar enters your bloodstream, it attaches to hemoglobin, a protein in your red blood cells. Everybody has some sugar attached to their hemoglobin, but people with higher blood sugar levels have more. The HbA1c test (or A1C test) measures the percentage of your red blood cells that have sugar-coated hemoglobin.  The CDC recommends you get a baseline HbA1c test if you’re an adult over age 45 (or if you’re under 45, are overweight, and have one or more risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes). Take this quick test to see if you’re at risk:

Do I Have Prediabetes? | DoIHavePrediabetes.org

If you or someone you know is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help. A new session will be offered this spring, click here to learn more about the Y’s program, which is open to the community. For additional information and any questions, contact Eva Saint, Wellness Director, at 203-920-1623 or by email.