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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:

Date

City

Location

March 17LockhartLive Oak Health Partners, 1711 C South Colorado Street
March 19KyleCTMC Kyle Clinic, 151A Kirkham Circle
March 21San MarcosCTMC Community Classroom, 1301 Wonder World Drive
March 24WimberleyWimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12
March 28San MarcosCTMC 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.

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