Monday, August 30, 2010

Cardio and Diabetes Screening Results

On August 19, we offered two screenings to our staff -- Cardio CRP and A1c. Cardio CRP is a blood test that is clinically used to assess reltaive risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as assess risk of a recurrent cardiovascular event in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD.) A1c is a blood test that checks the amount of sugar (glucose) bound to hemoglobin. It is used to diagnose diabetes as well as check the long-term control of blood glucose levels in people with diabetes.

Lifeworks Strategies conducted the screenings for us. 59 employees (24%) participated in the screenings. All participating employees will receive a letter with educational materials and their results. Any employees who had an abnormal result will receive a phone call from a physician's assistant at Lifework Strategies who will offer coaching and next steps. People that have an abnormal A!c result will also be referred to the diabetes education program that we are kicking off next month.

Cyndi Fales prepared this report that describes the tests in more detail and shows our aggregate results. As you can see, a lot of peope fell outside the normal range.

ASHA A1C CRP Aggregate Report Aug 2010


Anonymous said...

This was amazing - how fortunate are we that our workplace offers this screening? I took advantage of it and was pleased to get the results mailed directly to me. With family history of both, it was reassuring to get some solid info and move ahead from there.

lorna vanderhaeghe products said...

The report takes a good look at the screening comparison.