Carlinville Area Hospital will host the Kidney Mobile on Friday, September 1

Carlinville Area Hospital is sponsoring the Illinois Kidney Mobile on Friday, September 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Medical Office Building Community Room.

To date, the KidneyMobile® has screened more than 30,000 people in Illinois. Alarmingly, 73% of those screened were found to have at least one significantly abnormal result. This shocking statistic clearly indicates how important it is to provide free, chronic disease screenings and education in communities throughout Illinois, particularly in areas deemed most at-risk.

Screening Stations
(Please note: not all screenings are available at each KidneyMobile® site. For more information on a particular screening please speak with a NKFI staff member.)

Blood Pressure
Untreated and/or undiagnosed high blood pressure can cause kidney disease. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80.

Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index is the relation of height to weight. Obesity can cause diabetes and cardiovascular complications.

Waist Circumference
This is a simple measurement of the waist. Carrying too much weight around your middle can increase your risk of developing diabetes and other diseases.

Blood Glucose
Blood is drawn through a simple finger stick and is tested to assess how much glucose (sugar) is in your blood. It is not a definite indicator for diabetes. Diabetics and others who are considered at greater risk may have an additional HbA1c test performed which provides a 3-month snapshot of blood sugar control.

Blood Draw
A blood draw provides information on serum creatinine and eGFR, an estimation of kidney function.

Urinalysis
A urine sample determines if there is an infection or if there are microscopic amounts of protein present. This can be an early sign of kidney disease, sometimes referred to as “spilling protein.”

Private Consultation
We want to make sure you understand your screening results and important next steps to better your health. Each participant will have a private consultation at the end of the screening where you receive your individual test results.

KidneyMobile® Tours
Everyone is encouraged to board the KidneyMobile® for an educational tour with hands-on displays as well as view a short video featuring people whose lives have been touched by kidney disease.