AUN Clinic will be conducting free blood sugar screening at the Study Room 8, last floor, new library building from 2 pm to 5 pm on Thursday, 8 October.
A statement by the Chief Administrator of the Clinic, Mr. Philip Eappen, said the exercise is for faculty, staff and students.
Blood sugar checking is very important to prevent and control high blood sugar. It measures the amount of sugar/glucose in your blood. High blood sugar may not cause symptoms in the early stage. Blood sugar screening helps to identify the level and so individuals can act accordingly.
“The groups listed below are more prone to diabetes so we wish to welcome them especially for this program”, according to the statement.
The vulnerable groups are:
- Individuals above 45 years of age it is advisable to check blood sugar level every 2 years.
- Individuals who are overweight and obese.
- Close relatives ( Parents, brother, sister) of diabetic patients.
- Individuals with high blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Individuals who consume much carbohydrate food like, rice, yam, potatoes etc.
- Individuals who consume bottled/packed beverages often are more prone to get high blood sugar.