Travelling Health Fair 2017 - HP213

Upcoming Health Fairs:

February 21 - Location: Henry Angus room 292 (Point Grey)

February 22 - Location: Diamond Health Care Centre (DHCC) at VGH Room 9299

February 23 - Location: Brock Hall Main Concourse (Point Grey)

February 28 - Location: Centre for Integrative Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Hydro Theatre (Point Grey)

March 1 - Location: Alumni Centre rooms 222 & 224 (Point Grey)

NB: An absence of time-slots underneath the dates indicates all appointments are taken. Contact to be placed on a waiting list

Diabetes Awareness

Eleven million Canadians live with diabetes or pre diabetes. Chances are you or someone you know is affected, however many people living with diabetes and pre diabetes do not even know they have it.

The 2017 Travelling Health Fair is dedicated to helping you learn about diabetes and how to manage your blood sugar to keep your risk as low as possible. Awareness and knowledge are critical. This Travelling Health Fair is open to those with and without diabetes or pre diabetes.

Services are provided by pharmacists from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic and students from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

As part of this FREE health fair you will receive:

  • Education about blood sugars, diabetes and what it all means;

  • Measurement of weight, waist, blood pressure and blood sugars;

  • Education about diabetes risk factors and personalized risk assessment, and

  • Interpretation of results with an individualized action plan for preventing or reducing diabetes risk.

    UBC's Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team will also be on hand to provide resources, information and freebies!

    Appointments are available every 15 minutes and the screening last approximately 20 minutes.

    All participants will receive a Health Passport in which you will receive confidential and individual results. These results will be interpreted by licensed Registered Pharmacists assisted by Pharmacy students in order to assess risk and make recommendations to improve health and lifestyle factors.

    This event is made possible by a partnership with the Pharmacists Clinic-UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.