Tag archive for Diabetes

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Planes, trains, and automobiles: traveling with diabetes

For people living with diabetes, taking a spontaneous trip isn’t as simple as packing up and leaving for the weekend. Make sure you have everything you would need in the event of an emergency.

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Texas A&M CBHEC's medication assistance program saved 966 people over $2 million in prescription drug costs in 2013.

Help with rising medication costs

Prescription medication costs continue to rise and represent a significant out-of-pocket expense for the uninsured and underinsured, but a program in South Texas has helped hundreds obtain their medications at low or no cost.

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It’s all in the family: Preventing pediatric type 2 diabetes starts at home

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents in the U.S. has increased rapidly in the last two decades and is a growing problem. Here are 5 changes families can make to help prevent their children from developing type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes and Heart Disease: The Deadly Duo

Two out of three people with diabetes die from stroke or heart disease. Thankfully, diabetes is one of seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Health educators from the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center outline five steps to help lower risk of heart attack or stroke for those diagnosed with diabetes.

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Diabetes education classes reach out to colonia residents

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center travels to low-income "colonias" to provide diabetes education.

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Alison Pittman researches obesity epidemic.

Fighting childhood obesity starts at home

To help better understand the cause of the growing obesity epidemic, Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, is leading research aimed at finding lifestyle-based solutions that will have an impact well past childhood.

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Lifesaving lessons: Diabetes self-management classes help lower dangerous blood sugar levels

Texas is expected to have nearly eight million residents suffering from diabetes by the year 2040, according to a 2010 report released by the Texas Health Institute, State Demographer’s

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Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, is working to create a tool to test whether a pregnant woman at a very early stage of gestation could be at risk of preeclampsia.

Researcher looks for ways to combat diabetes

The diabetes rate in South Texas is three times higher than the national average. Researchers continue to find ways to combat the disease. One researcher suggests that epigenetic changes may precede the accumulation of genetic events in diabetes evolution.

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Professional collaboration is key

Oral health and total health are so connected that diseases in the body can affect oral health and vice versa. Partnerships between dentists and physicians are so important, especially in managing patients with chronic diseases.

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