Bryan Health Offers Free Diabetes Screenings on American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Bryan Health is offering free diabetes screenings on American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a time dedicated to raising the public’s awareness if they are at risk for developing pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Bryan LifePointe and Bryan East Campus will have certified diabetes educators available on Tuesday, March 24 from noon-1 p.m. to perform a complimentary Diabetes Risk Test. The evaluation asks people to answer simple questions about their age, weight and family history and also includes a blood sugar lab test to conclude if you are at risk.
The assessments will take place at the following locations:
- Bryan Diabetes Center at Bryan LifePointe Campus, 7501 South 27th Street;
- Early Detection Center at Bryan East Campus, 1600 South 48th Street.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects nearly 26 million people annually in the United States, with almost one quarter of those individuals not knowing they have the condition. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing complications such as heart disease, kidney disease and stroke. People who are overweight, under active, over the age of 45 and who have a family history of the disease are at an increased risk.
For more information, please visit www.bryanhealth.org/diabetescenter or call (402) 481-6305.