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Stark Diabetes Center at UTMB Health

At the Stark Diabetes Center, caring physicians and experienced clinicians work with each patient to identify the best individual approach to diabetes prevention, evaluation and management. There is compelling evidence supporting this comprehensive and coordinated approach for diabetes and other chronic diseases.
The Stark Diabetes Center provides state of the art clinical care, research and education for disease conditions and syndromes including diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. It offers care from four convenient locations in the region.

Diabetes Help and Information at the Stark Diabetes Center at UTMB Health

Diabetes Basics

Diabetes is a chronic disease where a person’s body partially or totally lacks a substance called insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas to regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin is needed to convert glucose into a form which can enter the body cells to provide energy.

Three Major Types of Diabetes [get more information]

Some of the key risk factors for diabetes [get more information]

Treatment & Prevention [get more information]

Diabetes Control is important. Diabetes is a serious illness. Health problems caused by diabetes can include:

  • Heart attack and stroke;
  • Eye problems that can lead to trouble seeing or total loss of vision;
  • Nerve damage that can cause your hands and feet to hurt, tingle, or feel numb—or in some cases even the loss of a foot or a leg;
  • Kidney problems that can cause these vital organs to stop working;
  • Gum disease and loss of teeth.

Our clinical team at UTMB Health and the Stark Diabetes Center works together to treat the entire patient and all these issues. Your care team might include a cardiologist, ophthalmologist, neurologist or other specialists who can help diagnose, treat and prevent any problems that may develop from diabetes.

Support Group

UTMB Health has a Diabetes Support Group that meets the second Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. at our League City location. Each month there is a new discussion topic and always an open forum for questions and answers. Call (832) 505-2300 to reserve your space.

Education

Group Education classes are held at the League City location. This is a structured multi-day class that covers the following topics: Diabetes Disease Process; Nutritional Management; Physical Activity; Medications; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Preventing, Detecting and Treating both Acute and Chronic Complications; Psychosocial Issues and Concerns; Health Promotion and Behavior Change. A referral is required from your provider before your class can be scheduled.

American Diabetes Asociation

Diabetes Education at the Stark Diabetes Center at UTMB HealthThe diabetes education program at the UTMB Stark Diabetes Center has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Quality Self-Management Education*.

The ADA recognition effort is a voluntary process that assures diabetes education programs meet national standards. One of the primary goals of the education recognition program is to ensure high-quality, consistent education for patient self-care, to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes.

ADA information on Affordable Care Act

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. [read more]

Nutritional Counseling

Individual Nutritional Counseling is available in Friendswood, Galveston and League City. A referral from your provider is required before it can be scheduled.

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

Download our clinics brochure

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® 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. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every March, the next Alert Day took place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventive tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider. [get additional information]

Locations

League City
Multispecialty Center (next to Hobby Lobby)
2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 9
League City, Texas 77573
Phone: (832) 505-2300

Galveston
Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Drive, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77555
(409) 772-0700

Friendswood Medical Specialties
121 W. Parkwood (near FM 528 & 518)
Friendswood, Texas 77546
Phone: (281) 482-0303

Angleton Endocrine Clinic
146 E. Hospital Drive., Suite 102
(next to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital)
Angleton, Texas 77515
Phone: (888) 252-8212

utmbhealth.com/diabetes

Stark.Diabetes@utmb.edu 

Se habla Español.

For More Information

CDC Diabetes Public Health Resource 

National Diabetes Education Program

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes: Stay heallthy

 
 

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