Heart of the Valley is a station-wide initiative to use the power of KRGV to make a positive change in the Rio Grande Valley. We'll not only shine a light on critical issues but also solutions.

Four times a year, the Heart of the Valley program will go in-depth to illuminate one critical issue, need, or cause, to help make positive changes. From investigative news reports, to working hand-in-hand with local charities, to public service announcements that deliver important messages, we are coming together to unite the Valley towards real progress in the lives of the people who live here.


Para leer en español, visite nuestra sección Corazón del Valle.

H-E-B and Dr. Yazji will provide free diabetes screenings from March 28 to April 10.

Register for a free diabetic friendly grocery tour at a local H-E-B.

Learn how you can help people struggling with diabetes.



Get the latest CHANNEL 5 NEWS reports about diabetes and its impact on the Rio Grande Valley.

Look at the facts and figures about diabetes.

Smart Choices

Carbohydrates are the macronutrient primarily responsible for raising blood sugars. Which foods in the choices below are the lower carbohydrate choice?

Heart of the Valley: Sponsor Messages

World Health Day: Beat Diabetes

This year, for World Health Day (April 6), the World Health Organization focused on beating diabetes. Below is a video released to help campaign for World Health Day.

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See recipes shared by the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association.


One in three American adults has prediabetes.


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