MAKING AN IMPACT

Join us for free Diabetes Screenings

Released: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Join us October 26 and 27 for free diabetes screenings at Pennington Biomedical. We are offering glucose and A1C testing to the first 100 people who stop by our clinic!

WHAT: Free diabetes screening
WHEN: Two days only: October 26 & 27
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
AND
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center Clinic
6400 Perkins Road
Look for the building facing Perkins Road with a "clinic" sign and parking out front.
(Look for #6 on this campus map)
COST:  FREE!
WHY:  Knowing your blood sugar levels can help determine your risk for diabetes.  If you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease, there are steps you can take to prevent the disease from developing or progressing further.
NOTE:  It's preferred, but not necessary, for you to fast before your diabetes screening.

DIABETES RISK FACTORS:

  • Family history of diabetes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Not physically active
  • A history of gestational diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Increasing age (everyone should be screened for diabetes after the age of 45)



For more information on how you can support this and other projects at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, visit www.pbrf.org.