2005 03 01 Archive

Friday, March 25, 2005

Our second of three 4th year pharmacy students from the University of Saskatchewan was Melanie Windjack. During her five weeks here, Melanie completed several projects which she is allowing to be posted on the site. Many of the projects dealt with common issues that community pharmacists often encounter, but sometimes forget the background to. We hope they can be of use…

Monday, March 14, 2005

On March 5th, we had our first ever Health Fair in Leader. With a focus on diabetes, we had a variety of booths set up with information ranging from dental health to nutrition to physical activity. There were also several screening stations where visitors were screened for hypertension, spot blood glucose levels, A1c levels, and neuropathy (foot screening).

The fair was very well attended, as we had 73 visitors come through during the 4 hour period. Our biggest success however, was a 53 year old male with no risk factors, who was identified as having impaired glucose tolerance.

A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped out before and during the fair!

A summary of the health fair, including the results of the screenings can be found here.