At UTMB Health’s Stark Diabetes Center, we are passionate and proud to work with the ADA and our local community to stop diabetes. We’ve been providing state-of-the-art clinical care, research and diabetes education in the region for decades; the walk is a great opportunity to take a stand, to engage with those we serve, to increase public awareness, and to raise dollars to support research, outreach, advocacy and assistance for those affected by diabetes. This is an important and inspirational event for those with diabetes and their families, and for those of us who serve them.
The philosophy of our caring physicians and experienced clinicians centers on working with each patient as an individual, to identify the best approach to diabetes prevention, evaluation and management. (There is compelling evidence supporting this comprehensive and coordinated approach for diabetes and other chronic diseases.) The walk affords a great venue to meet and engage people.
COME JOIN US. UTMB Health’s Stark Diabetes Center needs you on the team to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all. If you know someone who has been affected by diabetes or are suffering yourself, you already know how important it is to stop this disease.
By making a donation on UTMB's behalf, or joining the Community Walk yourself, you will join in the fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where we all will know that we had a part in making this possible.
UTMB Health truly appreciates your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!
Don’t miss our Registration Kick-Off Event
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 2 to 5 p.m.
UTMB Health Multispecialty Care
• Light Refreshments & Raffle
Walter Hall Park, League City Texas
November 2, 2013
9am Opening Ceremonies & Walk
If you have any questions please contact:
Peggy Castanie or Mara Wilson
The American Diabetes Association is offering information about the Affordable Care Act to help individuals affected by diabetes get insurance that best meets their needs. Two new documents are designed to help families understand insurance marketplaces and the upcoming changes in health insurance rules related to diabetes. These documents are also available in Spanish.
“The Health Insurance Marketplace and People with Diabetes”, is a list of frequently asked questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplace opening in your state on October 1st. If you or anyone you know is uninsured or shopping for new coverage—or simply wants to explore other insurance options—this document will help you learn more about Marketplaces. The American Diabetes Association does not recommend specific health plans, but wants to provide you with an understanding of the new Marketplaces and link you to available resources for assistance. Click HERE to read the Q&A.
The American Diabetes Association’s new “Health Insurance Update: Protections for People with Diabetes”provides information on changes to health insurance rules which impact people with diabetes, including changes that are already in effect and some starting on the first day of the new year. The ADA wants to help people understand these changes and how they can benefit you, your friends and family. Click HERE to read the update.
With the start of a new academic year around the corner, schools are readying classrooms and campuses and preparing staff for students’ return. The pediatric endocrinology department at the University of Texas Medical Branch is helping with the effort by offering an in-service program for unlicensed personnel on the management of diabetes in a school setting. [read the story]
American Diabetes Association Alert Day, which is held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day, “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
This year, people who took the ADA's risk test had the opportunity (via Facebook) to ask questions, engage with the diabetes community and share the test with friends and loved ones. The test’s algorithm is adjusted to align with a more contemporary and accurate scoring system that enables the general public to better assess their risk for type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—seven million—do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, diagnosis often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease, after disabling and even deadly complications have had time to develop. Therefore, early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death.
The Stark Diabetes Center joins the American Diabetes Association in sharing a strong commitment to primary prevention of type 2 diabetes by increasing awareness of pre-diabetes and actively engaging individuals in preventative behaviors like weight loss, physical activity and healthful eating. Alert Day is a singular moment in time in which we can raise awareness and prompt action among the general public – particularly those at risk.
The mission of the Stark Diabetes Center is to advance the health of Texas and to improve quality of care of Texans with a specific emphasis on prevention of diabetes and its complications.
There is compelling evidence for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to management and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The main objective of Stark Diabetes Center is to identify the optimal approach to decrease risk for diabetes and its complications in the multiethnic population of Texas and ultimately provide plans to reduce the burden of obesity, diabetes and its complications.
The Stark Diabetes Center provides state of the art clinical care, research and education in the area of disease conditions and syndromes including but not limited to diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity, as well as the metabolic syndrome.