Capital BlueCross to Provide Free Glucose Screenings on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14

Events will also feature free body mass index screenings

Nov 05, 2015, 10:39 ET from Capital BlueCross

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross announced today it will provide free glucose screenings at its Capital Blue health and wellness stores on Nov. 14, World Diabetes Day. The screenings, available to everyone, will be held during events from 10 a.m. to noon at the Capital Blue store at the Hampden Marketplace in Enola and at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in Center Valley.

"Diabetes is a growing health risk," said Dr. Jennifer Chambers, Capital BlueCross senior vice president and chief medical officer. "As more than just a health insurer, Capital BlueCross wants to help people in our community understand diabetes and receive proper care. Early detection and prompt treatment is key to managing this disease and preventing complications."

The Capital Blue store events also will feature healthy recipe samples focusing on low carb and low sugar options, and free body mass index screenings.

Additionally, Capital BlueCross is partnering with Hamilton Health Center in Harrisburg and the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem to offer free diabetes awareness events. The events will include free diabetes screenings and information on other important health topics.

Details:

  • Hamilton Health Center
    Community Room
    110 South 17th Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
    Nov. 12, 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley
    Fowler Hispanic Youth Center
    502 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
    Nov. 14, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

About one in 10 Pennsylvanians over the age of 20 has diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is the leading health solutions and insurance company in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. For more than 75 years, Capital BlueCross has offered products that provide peace of mind and promote good health. Today, the company and its family of diversified businesses offer a comprehensive portfolio of solutions including innovative value-based models, private exchanges, leading-edge analytics and digital health technologies, ancillary benefits, and training programs. Additionally, Capital BlueCross is growing a network of Capital Blue retail stores that provide in-person service and inspiration to live healthy. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit capbluecross.com.

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