Endocrinology: Diabetes, Lipids, Metabolic Syndrome, Adrenal Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Hormone Therapy
Nearly 26 million children and adults in America live with diabetes, and another 79 million are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our country. Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. This is the time to rally individuals, communities and families. UTMB Health and the Stark Diabetes Center invite you to explore this page and the link below to increase awareness and help eradicate this disease. [read more]
The Stark Diabetes Center
The mission of the Stark Diabetes Center is to advance the health of
Texas and to improve the quality of care for 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.
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes with the PreventT2 Program
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change.
As part of a PreventT2® group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.
PreventT2® is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes.
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