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OGTT Sketch

In OGTT Screening on February 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Some drink the Glucola solemnly, obediently. It’s unclear whether they know the full extent to which we are testing their health status this morning. Others seem somewhat nervous, and still others chat away cheerfully until their name is called for the needle and flat orange sugar drink event.

The kids are restless, sucking on the backs of chairs as they watch the phlebotomy, or any sign of movement in the room.

The best is the tough guy with the mohawk. His name is called and he stays sitting, in a sheepish stand-off with the clinician’s assistant. And then, as he eventually pulls his tee shirt up over his tattooed forearm, he describes how much he hates needles.

Amazing how for style or nostalgia, an inked needle is welcome! And for an oral glucose tolerance test, it is so thoroughly resisted.

And yet resistant or not, bored or cheerful, nervous or curious, the 21 adults and their families present today will leave here with knowledge of diabetes, their risk, and some implementable-tools for improving the quality of their health. Cheers to them!

Tatoo!

OGTT!

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OGTT Recruitment Write-up Script

In OGTT Screening on November 9, 2010 at 3:33 PM

This script is designed to serve as an OGTT recruitment guideline. It has been tested – DPP staff make up to 100 recruitment calls per week. The key here is that the simpler the message, the more return-calls the DPP tends to receive.

OGTT Recruitment Call Script for Individual Adults in English:

OGTT Recruitment Call Script for Individual Adults in Spanish:

OGTT Recruitment Call Script for Families or Individual Children in English:

OGTT Recruitment Call Script for Families or Individual Children in Spanish:

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