Join a certified diabetes educator for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa’s Diabetes Self-Management Education classes. Learn how to live a healthier life with diabetes while making sense of your blood sugar numbers and finding out how diabetes affects your body. These classes will also cover how to control your blood sugar with meal plans, exercise, and medications. Plus, there will be plenty of time for questions. Classes are offered once a month in the Kingman Conference Room. A healthy meal will be provided.
Written by JamiAlise on Oct 26 2016 - 1:57pm
Teams of socially-conscious San Antonio residents will join together at Palo Alto College this coming Saturday to help the American Diabetes Association stop the rise in diabetes in South Texas at the 25th annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. In addition to the 5k walk that gave the event its name, the Step Out event has evolved into a full-scale festival, with photo booths, health screenings, a silent auction and live entertainment including the UTSA Rising Stars and the Spurs Coyote.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jul 17 2015 - 4:28pm
A group of children at risk for Type 2 diabetes will soon be attending Camp Power Up with fun activities, field trips and wellness education to help them learn ways to live a healthy lifestyle and beat the odds of a diabetes diagnosis.
Written by Deborah Charnes on Jan 5 2015 - 12:14pm
The City of San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District reported, last year, that more than one in seven residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. Among seniors in Bexar County, the figure skyrockets to one in three. Hispanics are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, and are 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. There is no clear cut answer why diabetes is an epidemic, but we can address blood sugar management to prevent renal failure, amputations, cardiovascular disease, and other problems associated with diabetes.
Written by San Antonio Me… on Nov 21 2014 - 2:02pm
Updated for 2017: Metro Health and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio teamed up to fight the diabetes locally and want to remind the community of free classes for diabetes prevention and management.
Written by adasatx on Sep 25 2014 - 11:36am
REGISTER FOR STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES & HELP STOP DIABETES! This year, more than 3,500 area residents will come together to Stop Diabetes® by raising money and walking in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on November 8th at the Mission County Park Pavilions, a one-day signature fundraising and awareness walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Written by adasatx on Sep 25 2014 - 10:35am
Saturday, Sept. 27, the American Diabetes Association will host the 8th Annual Por Tu Familia Conferencia, sponsored by H-E-B. This FREE event includes activities such as: interactive bilingual educational workshops presented by physicians, nurses and diabetes educators, health information and resources for the whole family, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations by HEB, and giveaways and prizes.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Oct 16 2013 - 1:16pm
REPLAY VIDEO: NOWCastSA webcast an event hosted by The Texas Observer at the Texas Diabetes Institute on Oct. 22 featuring a panel discussion on the battle over women’s health in Texas and how recently passed legislation will affect the healthcare landscape for Texas women.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Feb 15 2013 - 5:24pm
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), South Central Texas Chapter received a $210,000 donation from TETCO and the Turner family to assist the nonprofit in its search to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, a life-threatening autoimmune disease.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Sep 21 2012 - 3:56pm
Improving healthcare and wellness in the workplace is a top priority for San Antonio businesses. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, world-renowned diabetes researcher based in San Antonio. Dr. DeFronzo attended Yale, graduated from the Harvard Medical School, and has earned numerous prestigious awards. Additionally, he has over 400 publications highlighting his research to improve day-to-day treatment of people who suffer from diabetes. Also, a special presentation will be given by Mexico's Minister of Health, Dr. Salomon Chertorivski.