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Diabetes Aware

Diabetes Aware Health Assessment

Are you concerned that you or a loved one may have a form of diabetes? The American Diabetes Association recommends that adults should have a fasting blood glucose test at age 45. Those with normal results should be re-tested every three years to ensure good health.

Adults and children are susceptible to developing diabetes at any age. Many people with diabetes often fail to notice symptoms. If you notice any of the following symptoms, contact your physician:

  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred Vision
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Frequent infections
  • Wounds/sores that will not heal

Free Online Screening

The Diabetes Aware online diabetes screening takes just seven minutes and provides information about your personal risk for diabetes. Answer a few simple questions and Diabetes Aware will provide you with a report of your risk factors and recommendations for improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

After taking the Diabetes Aware health assessment you may even qualify for a free follow-up consultation and free email newsletters with heart healthy lifestyle tips. All of your information is kept confidential. At the end of the assessment, if you are at risk, you will be contacted about a free follow-up screening and consultation session with a Rex clinician.

The screening consists of:

  • fasting blood cholesterol and glucose test
  • blood pressure check
  • height, weight, waist circumference and BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • consultation with a clinician

The follow-up screening is held at UNC REX Healthcare's Early Detection Center located throughout Wake County for your convenience. We offer locations at the REX Wellness Center of Cary, the REX Wellness Center of Garner, the REX Wellness Center of Knightdale, the REX Wellness Center of Wakefield, and at REX Hospital at 4420 Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh . After the screening, you will receive a confidential report.

Take our free Diabetes Aware online health assessment now

Are you at risk for Diabetes?

Take a quick assessment.

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Diabetes Education

We have three convenient locations to serve you:

Raleigh (UNC REX Hospital Main Campus)
4420 Lake Boone Trail

Cary (REX Healthcare of Cary)
1515 SW Cary Parkway

Wakefield (REX Healthcare of Wakefield)
11200 Galleria Avenue

For general questions about our program components, please call 919-784-5279. To schedule an appointment, please call REX Central Scheduling at 919-784-3419.