Be Colorado biometric health screenings begin in February

By Staff

Many times, knowing what’s going on with your health is half the battle. Doing, on the other hand, is what leads to real health changes. Yet it takes only a few minutes to set an appointment for screenings that could make a big difference in how you manage your health.

Register today for your free Be Colorado health screening to gain knowledge about your health so you can take control of your well-being.

When you sign up for one of the 50 available sessions — Feb. 2-March 31 at more than 20 convenient locations — you’ll take quick, easy tests that will measure your:

  • blood sugar;
  • blood pressure;
  • cholesterol;
  • height and weight;
  • waist circumference; and
  • average blood sugar level for the past two to three months, aka hemoglobin A1C (new this year).

This is your personal health tool; results are confidential, and they’re intended to help you gauge your current health and set goals to maintain or improve your results.

Keep diabetes in check with prediabetes testing: When you register for your health screening, you’ll be tested for prediabetes — a condition that affects 1 in 3 American adults (about 60 million people), and goes unnoticed in 90 percent of its carriers. Undiagnosed and untreated, prediabetes can escalate from elevated blood sugar levels to type 2 diabetes (adult onset).

By participating in this screening, you can see if you are, in fact, prediabetic, and begin taking advantage of CU Health Plan's diabetes prevention program, at no cost to you. The 16-session program, rooted in diabetes-prevention research, uses social support and health coaching to help participants make long-lasting lifestyle changes.

Register now. Be Colorado’s health screenings are available to all participants of medical CU Health plans and their spouses. You must present your employee ID number and your CU Health Plan medical insurance card at your screening. If your spouse is also a CU Health Plan member who would like to participate in a health screening, please provide him/her your employee ID number.