Simple screenings can make a difference and help reverse the disease
Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over half a million are in Kentucky alone, which is around 14.5 percent of the commonwealth’s population. Scarier still is how many Kentuckians have prediabetes: nearly 1.2 million. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. For many, it’s just a matter of time.
A simple risk assessment and blood screening can help diagnose prediabetes and get you on the road to reversing long-term effects, which can include heart disease and stroke.
Join Norton Healthcare, the YMCA of Greater Louisville, Family Health Centers and the American Diabetes Association for screenings on Tuesday, March 28, American Diabetes Association Alert Day.
Professionals will be available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five Louisville sites with information about diabetes, prediabetes, and local health and wellness classes. They will be conducting free blood sugar screenings and risk assessments, as well as offering counseling on screening results.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day screening sites
Ujima Neighborhood Place
3610 Bohne Ave.
Louisville, KY 40211
Charmoli Center Neighborhood Place
200 Juneau Drive, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40243
South Jefferson Neighborhood Place
1000 Neighborhood Place
Fairdale, KY 40118
South Central Neighborhood Place
4255 Hazelwood Ave.
Louisville, KY 40215
Family Health Centers – Portland
2215 Portland Ave.
Louisville, KY 40212