Diabetes & Endocrinology
University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute combines superb care, education, prevention and research to combat a deadly chronic disease.
People in San Antonio are not healthy. In 2017, Bexar County ranked 78th in the state in terms of good health. In San Antonio, 68 to 71 percent of the population is overweight or obese, and one in seven San Antonians have diabetes. This is part of a global phenomenon, in which the greatest risk of cancer will be in the developing world in the next 20 years.
In Bexar County, one in three school-age children is either overweight or obese. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is a founding partner in an innovative community collaboration aimed at lowering that statistic.
With more than 150 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing care to patients in more than 22 locations in the San Antonio area, University Medicine Associates is one of the largest provider groups around — and arguably among the least well-known.
The innovative San Antonio company partners with physicians to help patients reduce oxidative stress, manage glucose spikes and decrease fasting glucose levels.
A Circle of Collaborative, Clinical Care at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center and CHRISTUS Transplant Institute
Drawing on the advanced skills of a multidisciplinary team of specialists, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center and CHRISTUS Transplant Institute provide comprehensive care to ensure patients in renal failure obtain the highest possible quality of life.
Improving the Health Status of the Community by Supporting Family Health and Fitness
Poor sleep could result in diabetes. In the June 6, 2014, online edition of The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers concluded there appears to be a confirmed link between sleep apnea and the risk of developing diabetes.
Obesity is a major health problem worldwide, and it has reached epidemic proportion in Western society. Evidence that obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality continues to accumulate.