Get Your Blood Sugar Checked

37.7 million US adults have diabetes, yet 1 in 5 people don’t know they have it. In Dallas County, 11.4% of the population have been diagnosed with diabetes. There isn’t a cure, but there are ways to manage and help this condition.

Who should get their blood sugar checked?

While anyone can get their blood sugar checked for preventive measures, those with type 1, type 2 or prediabetes should regularly check their blood sugar.

Common risk factors associated with diabetes include:

  • If you have prediabetes
  • If you are overweight
  • If you are 45 years or older
  • If there is a history of diabetes in your family 
  • If you are African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native person you may be at a higher risk.

Why should I check my blood sugar?

Monitoring your blood sugar is one of the most important things to do when managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A routine check may help to manage, detect and prevent diabetes from developing further.

Where can I get my blood sugar checked?

You can get your blood sugar checked at your local pharmacy or primary care physician. You can also get health screenings at any one of Parkland’s Access to Care and Coverage locations listed here at no cost to you. No appointment is needed.