Free Diabetes Screening

Department of Family Medicine and the UVA chapter of the American Medical Student Association are hosting a free diabetes screening.

The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes, including 7 million people that don’t know they have the disease.  An additional 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition that can develop into diabetes if not properly addressed.

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Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, lower limb amputations and blindness in the U.S. These complications can be avoided, however, when diabetes is caught early and managed carefully.

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Participants will have their height, weight and blood pressure taken and will be asked to fill out a very brief questionnaire. Participants whose answers indicate they may be at risk for diabetes will receive a blood test, with results available in five to 10 minutes.

Physician and medical student volunteers will provide counseling, healthy lifestyle tips and, if needed, information about seeking medical care.

When: Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: The Haven, 112 W. Market St., Charlottesville, Va. (corner of First Street and Market Street)

More information: Call Dr. Sean Reed at 434.981.6424 or email Individual medical advice cannot be provided via email.

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