Texas A&M Health Science Center awarded grant to extend diabetes education in South Texas

November 17, 2014

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) has been awarded a $150,000 grant to expand diabetes education in South Texas.

5 Things you didn’t know about diabetes

November 6, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! There are a lot assumptions about diabetes, which can be detrimental for diabetes awareness. Clearing the air of misinformation is the first step towards promoting awareness and helping manage this silent killer.

Lifesaving lessons: Diabetes self-management education helps save lives in South Texas

July 14, 2014

Nearly three quarters of the population in the Coastal Bend is at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but the Coastal Bend Health Education Center's diabetes education program has helped its patients significantly reduce their risk of diabetes-related complications or death through diabetes self-management education.

“Battle of the bulge” may be linked to body clock in immune cells

May 19, 2014

It’s all in the timing, according to Texas A&M researchers who have confirmed disruption of the internal biological clock plays a key role in the development of metabolic diseases, including obesity and diabetes.

Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center receives funds to extend diabetes education program

May 1, 2014

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) and the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) have entered a $840,000 service agreement to provide more diabetes education in the Coastal Bend.

Planes, trains, and automobiles: traveling with diabetes

April 16, 2014

For people living with diabetes, taking a spontaneous trip isn’t as simple as packing up and leaving for the weekend. Make sure you have everything you would need in the event of an emergency.

Help with rising medication costs

March 27, 2014

Prescription medication costs continue to rise and represent a significant out-of-pocket expense for the uninsured and underinsured, but a program in South Texas has helped hundreds obtain their medications at low or no cost.

Diabetes education classes reach out to colonia residents

January 23, 2014

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center travels to low-income "colonias" to provide diabetes education.

Researcher looks for ways to combat diabetes

November 13, 2013

The diabetes rate in South Texas is three times higher than the national average. Researchers continue to find ways to combat the disease. One researcher suggests that epigenetic changes may precede the accumulation of genetic events in diabetes evolution.