Center hosts diabetes screening
The UH Health Center will offer free diabetes screenings for all UH students, faculty and staff on Friday.
No appointment is necessary since the screenings will take place on a walk-in basis, but a valid picture ID is required. It is preferred that those who complete the screening fast for a minimum of eight hours prior to the testing, meaning no food and no drinks other than water. Fasting prior to a diabetes screening provides the most precise results.
“We would encourage all UH students, staff and faculty to come get screened, especially if they have any risk factors for diabetes, including individuals who are overweight, with high blood pressure, have cardiovascular disease, women with (polycystic ovary syndrome) and individuals with a family history of diabetes,” said Laura Moore, chief nurse at the UH Health Center.
According to Moore, symptoms of Type-II diabetes include, but are not limited to, excessive thirst, blurred vision, frequent urination, increased hunger and unexplained weight loss.
Screenings will take place at the UH Health Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call the center at 713-743-5151.