Campbell County Health asked members of our medical staff to answer some
common questions they hear from their patients.
Q: Why does my doctor want to check my A1C?
A: The A1C test is a blood screening that measures the average level of glucose
in the blood over the past two-three months for people with diabetes.
It can help predict the chances of complications from diabetes and be
a useful tool to look at the effectiveness of current treatment.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that a reasonable A1C goal for adults (who are not pregnant)
is less than 7 percent. Your healthcare provider may suggest more or less
stringent A1C goals depending on your individual care plan.
You should have your A1C tested at least twice a year if you are meeting
your current treatment goals. If your treatment has recently changed or
you are not meeting your goals you may need to be tested more often, such
as every three months.
Wellness offers the A1C test as part of their
daily health screening program and is conveniently located in the Energy Professional Building at 1901
Energy Court, located off Boxelder Avenue, behind Common Cents and Wendy's.
They are open Monday-Friday from 6-11 am, and you don’t need an
appointment or an order from a healthcare provider. Results are mailed
to your home in just a few days. Call 307.688.8051 for more information, or visit
Melissa Gorsuch, RN, practices at Campbell County Medical Group (CCMG)
Diabetes Education in Gillette, Wyoming. Diabetes education makes you more aware of your
diabetes, what it takes to treat it, and give you the power to better
control it. Your healthcare provider can make a referral for your diabetes
education. Most insurance plans and Medicare/Medicaid cover diabetes education.
Check your individual plan for specifics. You can also self-refer. Self-pay
plans are available. To learn more, call 307.688.3615 or visit
Campbell County Health’s Diabetes Education program is nationally
recognized by the American Diabetes Association.