Health Blog

Welcome to the ongoing series of blog posts from UTMB Health focusing on key aspects of maintaining your health

  • CDC recognition for UTMB

    UTMB’s Diabetes Prevention Program receives full recognition from CDC

    March 4, 2019, 11:34 AM by

    UTMB is now the only institution in the Greater Houston Area—and 1 of only 5 in the State of Texas—to have a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) fully-recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DPP providers like UTMB can help people with prediabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems by offering evidence-based, affordable and high-quality lifestyle change programs.

  • diabetes

    Avoiding Diabetes - The Right and Wrong Way

    May 16, 2015, 14:57 PM by Lynn Maarouf, MS,RD,CDE

    People who are not well informed about diabetes usually don't know that making lifestyle changes can delay the need for medication for as long as ten years. The Diabetes Prevention Program which enrolled thousands of people across the U.S. showed that making healthy changes in diet and exercise controlled high blood sugars and prevented complications at the same time.