Diabetes Screening Brought Right to the Neighborhood
Each year, the Mobile Diabetes Center provides about 1,600 individual screenings throughout the region.
“Pooling resources with organizations like Nebraska Methodist College and the Mobile Diabetes Center makes a huge diference for the homeless clients we serve. They found a client with blood sugar so high he had to be rushed to the hospital. What if they’d not been here to check him? Partnerships like this take care of the what-ifs.”
Marketing Director for the Stephen Center
The Mobile Diabetes Center is a custom-built, 38-foot-long RV with amenities that include a wheelchair lift and three rooms for diabetes screening, foot care and full examinations.
Here, Nebraska Methodist College students and staff provide non-diagnostic screenings, education and referrals as part of the service learning interwoven into their community-based curriculum.
They travel to wherever care is needed, including churches, north and south Omaha health fairs, grocery store parking lots and homeless shelters.
Learn more about Nebraska Methodist College's Mobile Diabetes Center
Full article published in "The Meaning of Care Magazine" | Spring 2018