Students organize diabetes fair

April 15, 2018 GMT

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students brought health education to the Brownsville Farmers’ Market on Saturday with their Diabetes Prevention Community Health Fair.

Oscar Cazcares, president of the UTRGV American Medical Student Association chapter, said the health fair’s aim was to reach low-income residents who may not have access to medical care. Twenty agencies and businesses participated to administer glucose level tests, vision screening, check blood pressure and distribute diabetes prevention information.

“(Our goal is) to tell people, ‘Check yourself, exercise, and eat well,’” Cazcares said.

The organization last held the event three years ago, when their school was still the University of Texas at Brownsville.

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