For many years, Nora Kraft-Arbeau suspected she might have diabetes.
“I always knew I was on the borderline,” the Walmart Canada electronics sales associate revealed. “Sometimes I’ll get a little tired and just want to lay down and go to sleep.”
Nora says the disease runs in her family. When she heard her local Walmart in Fort St. John, B.C., offered free health screenings with licensed pharmacists for early detectable diseases like type 2 diabetes, she took advantage of the opportunity.
“It was just a little prick on your finger,” Nora said. “Very painless.”
Walmart pharmacist Lynne Galicia conducted the blood glucose test on the spot.
“It was dangerously high,” Lynne said of Nora’s blood sugar levels. “I was quite surprised.”
A second test confirmed the findings, so Lynne told Nora to get additional testing at the hospital immediately.
“Having your blood sugar really high could pose a lot of risk factors to your health,” Lynne warned.