St. Bernards will host a Lunch and Learn on diabetes as well as community health screenings on Friday, Oct. 9, at St. Bernards Health & Wellness, 1416 East Matthews Ave.
Natalie Marotti, registered nurse in Diabetes Management at St. Bernards, will be the presenter at the Lunch & Learn. She calls the program “Diabetes 101,” and will discuss effective ways to help manage the chronic disease that affects 20 million Americans.
The Lunch and Learn is scheduled for noon until 1 p.m. and will include a free heart-healthy lunch. Persons interested in attending must make reservations by Tuesday, Oct. 6, by calling the St. Bernards HealthLine 870-207-7300.
The program is sponsored by St. Bernards Healthcare and Genentech.
From 7 until 10 in the morning, area residents can take advantage of free screenings for total cholesterol, anemia, glucose, blood pressure, height/weight/body fat percentage and body mass index.
Additional tests will be available for minimal fees and include full lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides), $8.50; hemoglobin A1C (average blood sugar over three months), $6.50; and PSA (prostate specific antigen) for men 40 and older, $12.50.
Fasting for lab testing is strongly encouraged for 6 to 8 hours before the lab draw to increase accuracy of test results.
Both events will be in the conference room at Health & Wellness.