Diabetes education available from head to toe on World Diabetes Day
Diabetes can affect the entire body, and understanding it is key to managing and preventing this devastating disease. For World Diabetes Day, University Health and the San Antonio Food Bank will host a public health fair at the Texas Diabetes Institute that will provide food and access to a host of experts.
The morning fair runs from 9 – 11 a.m. on Monday, November 14 at the Texas Diabetes Institute, 701 S. Zarzamora. Entry is free and complimentary parking is available on site.
Attendees can learn about diabetes from head to toe, through free glucose screenings and diabetes education from our dietitians and other experts in areas including our fitness center, wound care, pharmacy, research, and senior services departments. The San Antonio Food Bank will distribute fresh produce, and the fair will have giveaways and prizes.
“The prevalence of diabetes in our community is a silent pandemic. We want to promote awareness of this disease and how it impacts many aspects of a person’s overall wellbeing,” Dr. Alberto Chavez-Velazquez, endocrinologist with University Health said. “We invite you to join us at the Texas Diabetes Institute to learn more about diabetes, prediabetes and how you can keep your blood sugar levels within a normal range.”
The International Diabetes Federation estimates that one in ten adults worldwide are living with diabetes and nearly half of those individuals are unaware that they have it. In Bexar County, diabetes rates are rising among both adults and children. We encourage the community to join us on World Diabetes Day to learn more about the risks associated with the disease and how to prevent it.
University Health’s Texas Diabetes Institute treats both adults and children. The comprehensive services help ensure that patients have access to a wide variety of resources, education and support to successfully manage their health care needs in one location. “We are committed to providing high quality and compassionate care to our patients,” Dr. Chavez said.
To learn more, visit our website at universityhealthsystem.com/diabetes.