By

Lindsey Hendrix

Thousands benefit from diabetes-self management education in South Texas

April 14, 2016
For people with type 2 diabetes, healthy control starts with education

A sweet pea in the pod: Controlling your gestational diabetes

February 25, 2016
Taking a gestational diabetes class can help put your mind at ease.

Raising a healthy eater for life: Baby food

November 5, 2015

Nutritionist and health educator, David Leal, answers some of the most commonly asked questions about baby food to help you raise a healthy eater for life.

The hands that give: Community health workers provide more than just health education

September 16, 2015

Community health workers are a vital part of the Texas A&M Diabetes Education Program. By providing continuous, supportive and effective care for people with diabetes, community health workers are a key component to increasing the quality of care and improving diabetes outcomes in low-income populations.

Help with rising medication costs

August 26, 2015

Rising medication costs can be devastating for those with multiple prescriptions, but there is help. The Texas A&M Health Science Center's Medication Assistance Program has helped thousands in South Texas obtain low cost—and even free—medications.

Nationally accredited diabetes education program comes to Kingsville

August 3, 2015

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) has established an American Diabetes Association recognized program in Kingsville to empower individuals diagnosed with diabetes to take control of their health. The program is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

Aging Americans fight diabetes differently

July 8, 2015

Diabetes management can be complicated business for older adults, but diabetes educators at the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center say a simpler approach could be safer.

Diabetes and Heart Disease: The deadly duo

June 17, 2015

Two out of three people with diabetes die from stroke or heart disease. Thankfully, diabetes is one of seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Health educators from the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center outline five steps to help lower risk of heart attack or stroke for those diagnosed with diabetes.

It’s all in the family: Preventing pediatric type 2 diabetes starts at home

June 8, 2015

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents in the U.S. has increased rapidly in the last two decades and is a growing problem. Here are 5 changes families can make to help prevent their children from developing type 2 diabetes.

Conference inspires youth to pursue health careers

February 4, 2015

Hundreds of high school students from around the Coastal Bend explored a variety of health careers at the 13th Annual Future Health Professionals Conference hosted by the Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) in Corpus Christi, Texas.