According to data from the 2008 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance system, 30.4 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds from low-income families who are enrolled in supplemental food programs are overweight or obese. This puts them at an increased risk for severe health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. North Metro Pediatrics serves uninsured and underinsured families, testing children for and treating diseases and imparting healthy practices.
North Metro Pediatrics charges fees on a sliding scale, which allows treatment for children experiencing homelessness and poverty but can leave the nurse-practitioner-run clinic without funding for proper instrumentation. With a lipid-profile tester and a test kit with lipid strips, nurses could measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood of their young patients. High blood pressure and high cholesterol can cause a plaque buildup in arteries that can lead to life-threatening stokes or heart attacks without warning signs or symptoms. The lipid test strips will determine the amounts of good and bad cholesterol to assess the risk of heart disease and help educate families about nutrition, obesity, and chronic-disease prevention.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help North Metro Pediatrics test young patients' cholesterol levels. If G-Team members raise $350, then North Metro Pediatrics can fund a lipid-profile tester and lipid strips to help prevent heart disease. Each additional $10 raised will go toward other children’s health services.
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