25th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day

 

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—seven million—do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, diagnosis often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease, after disabling and even deadly complications have had time to develop. Therefore, early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death.

American Diabetes Association Alert Day, which is held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day, “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Visit our Alert page here to learn more and to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test.

Ambulatory Orientation- March 14,2013

We welcome our new UTMB Health employees!

Rosalva Sanchez—PSS I at Towncenter, and Jennifer Gratiot—PSS I at PCP Pediatrics
Rosalva Sanchez—PSS I at Towncenter, and Jennifer Gratiot—PSS I at PCP Pediatrics
Sommer Smith—LVN at Alvin Pediatrics, and Meccah Fisher-Van Buren—PSS I at South Shore Orthopediacs.
Sommer Smith—LVN at Alvin Pediatrics, and Meccah Fisher-Van Buren—PSS I at South Shore Orthopediacs.
Brenna (Molen) Brown—NC III at UCH Nephrology and Caitlyn McDonald—NC II at Women’s Specialty Care—Galveston
Brenna (Molen) Brown—NC III at UCH Nephrology and Caitlyn McDonald—NC II at Women’s Specialty Care—Galveston

You make us an even greater organization—Welcome aboard!