RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes

We tell how doing two simple things eating healthy and exercising can play a big role in preventing you from getting diabetes.

The world health organization reports that 350-million people globally have diabetes. In the US., 15% percent of the population is diabetic, 30% of Cameron county residents have the disease, twice the national average.

“Diabetes is a disorder which results from failing to use sugar in the body.”

Dr. Susan Fisher-Hoch is an epidemiologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston school of Public Health Brownsville campus.
She says the majority of the people with diabetes are adults. They have what’s called diabetes two. Read More