What can I expect at a Know Your Basics event?
You can expect friendly volunteers who will offer to take your blood pressure, measure your blood sugar, and check your body mass index.
A volunteer will record your numbers in a Know Your Basics booklet that you can take with you at the end of your screening. The booklet also has information on health insurance and nearby medical clinics.
Our volunteers are usually Spanish-speaking. You can expect us to protect your privacy and to treat you with respect.
Why is it important to know my health numbers?
Why is it important to know your blood pressure rate, your blood sugar, and other important health numbers? Because these numbers can tell you if your heart is working too hard, or if you are at risk of diabetes.
If you know your risks, you can take steps to reduce them through medications or through healthy diet and exercise. The Know Your Basics team will be happy to connect you with great resources in the community that can help!