11/11/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - On Saturday, Nov. 2, Ashland University nursing students and faculty participated in the annual Diabetic Health Fair sponsored by MedCentral Health System. Nursing students conducted blood pressure screenings and glucoscan readings for those in attendance. Two physicians were on site conducting feet assessments and registered nurses provided hemoglobin A1c tests.
The results of this test are similar to a two-to-three month average of blood sugar tests. In addition to the screenings, various educational presentations regarding diabetes management were conducted by local health care professionals. A pharmacist, diabetes nurse educator, registered dietitian and fitness instructor were available to answer questions.
Ashland University faculty member Marje Silcox and nursing students Courtney Friebel, Adam Heydinger, Lorie Levy, Julie Natterer and Denise VanMeter participated in this event.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###