Lakeview participates in Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program

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Pictured from left are Lakeview Principal William Hymes; Angelia Carpenter, Central Louisiana Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Coordinator/Outreach Specialist; and Lakeview Assistant Principal Jennifer Martin.
Lakeview Senior High School and its School Based Health Center recently received $500 for participating in the Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program. The program is a grant to Richland Parish Hospital from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Richland Parish Hospital partners with West Feliciana Parish Hospital and Christus Health Central Louisiana to provide personnel and programming help. A total of 66 students were screened during the Fall 2016 semester. The screening measured height, weight, and blood pressure. Students with family risk factors, for diabetes, had a blood test done to determine their hemoglobin A1C levels. Students found to be at risk, for pre-diabetes, are receiving healthy lifestyle education to encourage healthier eating habits and more physical activity. Angelia Carpenter is the Central Louisiana Region Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator for Lakeview Senior High School and can be contacted at

Pictured from left are Melanie Johnson, LHS School-based Health Center Nurse Practioner; Cindy Fredieu, LHS School-based Health Center Nurse; and Brenda Riggs, LHS School-based Health Center Department Secretary.