Central Texas Medical Center is offering blood draws to screen for diabetes risk in advance of its community CREATION HealthCheck on Monday, April 14.
An estimated 9.7 percent of adults in Texas had been diagnosed with diabetes in 2012, according to the Texas Department of State Health Service’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The blacks and Hispanic populations in Texas have higher rates of diabetes, 16.5 percent and 11 percent, respectively, than do whites, 8.5 percent, according to the survey.
CTMC has scheduled five blood draws in coming weeks for HealthCheck participants:
|March 17||Lockhart||Live Oak Health Partners, 1711 C South Colorado Street|
|March 19||Kyle||CTMC Kyle Clinic, 151A Kirkham Circle|
|March 21||San Marcos||CTMC Community Classroom, 1301 Wonder World Drive|
|March 24||Wimberley||Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12|
|March 28||San Marcos||CTMC Community Classroom, 1301 Wonder World Drive|
In addition, CTMC offers free screenings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday each month in the hospital’s main lobby.
At CREATION HealthCheck, participants who had their blood drawn can pick up lab results and receive interpretations. In addition, more than 50 exhibitors will offer health-related screening, assessments and information.
HealthCheck offers screenings and evaluations valued at more than $500 for an entrance fee of $45. The event will be held 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites San Marcos, 1001 E. McCarty Lane.
To register for HealthCheck, call CTMC’s CREATION Health Institute at 512-753-3818, or visit the Community Resource Center located in the CTMC Main Lobby.Email | Print