Sam's Club Hosts Free Diabetes Awareness Event

                Sam's Club Hosts Free Diabetes Awareness Event

In-club A1c and glucose screenings available to members and non-members
Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 6, 2013

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote early detection
and an overall healthy lifestyle that can help prevent the onset of diabetes,
Sam's Club Pharmacy will host free health screenings Saturday, Sept. 14, from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans, and an estimated 79
million have pre-diabetes, the potentially reversible condition where blood
sugar levels are higher than normal but are not high enough to be classified
as diabetes.

The free screenings are administered by licensed technicians from Carmen Ingle
& Associates and are available to the public at the 571 Sam's Club locations
with a pharmacy. The diabetes awareness screening event features tests valued
at up to $200, while supplies last, including:

  oA1c blood test –used by people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to measure
    average blood sugar levels and confirm treatment plans are working
  oGlucose screening – Glucose tests indicate how much sugar is in blood,
    allowing for knowledgeable management of diet and exercise schedules
  oBlood pressure
  oBMI (body mass index)

Health screening participants in select cities can also pick up a postcard
from the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program to evaluate their risk for
pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is
designed to help people adopt healthy eating and exercise habits, and has
served approximately 12,000 people nationwide.

"Understanding symptoms that lead to diabetes can help Americans establish a
plan to live a healthier lifestyle," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice
president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "We are glad to collaborate with
YMCA of the USA to expand awareness for diabetes prevention and provide a
free, important service to more than 620 US communities."

YMCA of the USA announced a $1.25 million grant from the Sam's Club Giving
Program today that will expand healthy living opportunities in underserved
communities through the YMCA of the USA. Specifically, the grant is helping
the YMCA to expand its Healthier Communities Initiatives to address health
disparities among minority individuals and families and the YMCA's Diabetes
Prevention Program. Through the Initiative, the YMCA will also link healthcare
providers, clinical settings and community-based organizations to
predominately African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino communities to help
guide individuals and families to appropriate programs.

Sam's Club Pharmacy locations provide savings, services and preventive care to
members and the public, including $4/$10 generic prescription prices,
additional savings on name-brand prescriptions for Savings members, and Plus
member access to the Extra Value Drug List, which features 10 to 30 percent
savings on select name-brand and generic prescriptions. Sam's Club also
provides pharmacist-administered flu shots and 9 other important adult
immunizations that help to prevent against serious disease.

Sam's Club features pharmacy benefits and health tips about diabetes and the
importance of regular check-ups in the September/October 2013 issue of Healthy
Living Made Simple magazine. With the highest circulation of any
health-focused publication at 8 million, Healthy Living Made Simple is
available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at

About Sam's Club^®
Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's
eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering
superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across
the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Sam's Club members averaged savings of 33 percent
versus traditional retailers.^1 To learn more about Savings Made Simple^®,
visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at, and interact with Sam's
Club on Twitter and Facebook.

^1 Based on estimated annualized savings on items Members purchased in select
categories derived from a survey conducted in 30 U.S. markets between
2/25/2013 and 3/15/2013 comparing our regular unit prices to regular and
shelf-visible sale and loyalty discount unit prices of selected non-club
competitors, including but not limited to grocery stores and mass retailers
but excluding Walmart^®. Local savings for individual customers vary. For more
information, please send requests to the attention of Sam's Club Member
Services, 2101 SE Simple Savings Drive, Bentonville, AR 72716-0745.

SOURCE Sam’s Club

Contact: Carrie Foster, Sam's Club, 1-800-331-0085,
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