Free diabetes and heart screenings in December for Northern Arizona residents

Nov. 28, 2012

Northern Arizona residents now have access to free diabetes and heart screenings through the Northern Arizona Diabetes – Heart Connection program funded by a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. Services include identifying persons at risk for pre-diabetes using the American Diabetes Association questionnaire; assessing for diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk through a cholesterol and blood sugar screening; and providing an introductory visit with a health educator, diabetes educator or a dietitian to discuss risk factors and what people can do to improve their health.

The free screenings are scheduled throughout the month of December in four convenient locations in Flagstaff. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 928-773-2493.

• Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library – 300 W. Aspen Ave.
                        Monday, Dec. 3: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                        Thursday, Dec. 20: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center – 245 N. Thorpe Rd.
                        Thursday, Dec. 6: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                        Monday, Dec. 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

• Flagstaff Recreation Center – 2403 N. Izabel St.
                        Monday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

• Flagstaff Aquaplex – 1702 N. 4th St.
                        Thursday, Dec. 13: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Northern Arizona Diabetes – Heart Connection is part of Diabetes Together, a collaboration and health initiative between FMC, VVMC, North Country HealthCare, Native Americans for Community Action, Coconino County, the Flagstaff YMCA and community members. The program is integrated with and extends the reach of existing diabetes education and management programs in the area.

For the second year, the programs are funded by a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program. The program supports innovative work in the field of cardiovascular health. FMC is one of only 22 organizations nationwide to receive second-year funding through the Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program since its launch in 2010.

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