UCalgary, TELUS, The Alex unite to provide mobile diabetes screening for Calgarians in need


The University of Calgary is partnering with TELUS and the Alex Community Health Centre (The Alex) to provide mobile diabetes screening to vulnerable Calgarians. The partners will work together to add diabetes Point of Care Testing to the suite of healthcare services offered by the Alex Mobile Care Clinic. “Through our previous shelter-based diabetes outreach program, we were able to help a number of people but we realized there are so many people in Calgary who aren’t being reached,” said UCalgary Associate Professor Dr David J T Campbell. “Being able to take our program mobile through the Mobile Care Clinic allows us to offer full-service diabetes specialty care services to people who face barriers to accessing care in traditional hospital-based clinics.”