St. Anthony’s Offers Screenings on Diabetes Alert Day

March 02, 2015

St. Anthony’s Offers Screenings on Diabetes Alert Day

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 2, 2015) – St. Anthony’s Hospital is offering free diabetes risk assessments to mark Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

More than 29-million Americans suffer with diabetes – more than 9 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Of those people, more than 8 million do not know that they have the disease.

In observance of Diabetes Alert Day, stop by the St. Anthony’s main lobby from 8 a.m. to noon to learn about your risk for diabetes. In addition to the diabetes risk assessments, blood glucose monitoring, blood pressure checks and body mass index screenings also will be offered. Participants are not required to fast. However, if a more accurate report of blood glucose levels is sought, fasting after midnight is advised. 

St. Anthony’s Hospital has been recognized by the Joint Commission as being certified in Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care. For outpatient care, the St. Anthony’s LifeHelp Nutrition and Diabetes Center offers a variety of nutrition and lifestyle education services. The certified diabetes educators who oversee St. Anthony’s inpatient and outpatient programs work with patients and the primary health care providers to help patients manage their disease.

The hospital is located at 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For more information, please call (727) 820-7910.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. The hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. St. Anthony’s has received the 2014 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award.  St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center has received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Comprised of a network of 12 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 280 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s hospitals include: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at