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 Guest (not verified) on Jul 17 2015 - 4:28pm
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 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 Beth Graham on Jun 27 2011 - 4:24pm
From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, the Baptist Health System will bring its mobile health unit to the Central Library to offer free health screening for those persons 20 years of age and older who are at the highest risk to develop diabetes and heart disease.Testing takes about 10 minutes and will include cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure levels, and Body Mass Index, along with risk assessments for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The unit will be located in the Augusta Street bus zone between the library and the parking garage.
Written by danielacevedo on Sep 29 2010 - 11:20am
Boxing plays an important role in San Antonio's sports culture and many events, including one day boxing tournaments, called "Smokers," are held year-round at local boxing gyms.Recently, owners of several local boxing gyms came up with an idea. The idea is simple: To step forward and fight back against obesity by teaming up with city of San Antonio and work with the community to have a healthier San Antonio.