Kroger Health works to prescreen for diabetes

Prediabetes, a condition where a person’s blood sugar is elevated above normal levels because the body is no longer responding to insulin as it should, affects more than 84 million adults in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of the Kroger Co., is hoping to prevent diabetes by offering free screenings in its group of pharmacies around the country through June 22.

“Diabetes is an epidemic that is crippling our country,” says Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. “One in three Americans have prediabetes, and most don’t even know it. We’re committed to changing that by making diabetes screenings and risk assessments affordable and accessible for our customers. This month’s free diabetes screenings can help show people how easy it is to know their numbers and take control of their health.”

To read more about the program, click here. To schedule a free screening, visit

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