girl test blood sugar for glucose screening

Glucose Screening

The Bella Hearst Diabetes Institute offers free blood glucose testing for students of Western Illinois University, as well as the Macomb Community. The event is held twice each year: in March to recognize National Nutrition Month and in November to recognize National Diabetes Month.

Students from the Kinesiology and Dietetics programs are trained to administer the blood glucose testing. Students from Health Sciences offer educational materials as well as a presentation about diabetes.