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Heart of the Valley: 9-year-old details living with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 12:49 PM 4/15/2024 by Dina Herrera Garza

For the past couple of weeks, Channel 5 News has been talking a lot about the most common form of diabetes, Type 2, which affects one in three people in the Rio Grande Valley.

But, there are many who are living with Type 1 Diabetes.

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4/12/2024

Heart of the Valley: Channel 5 News reporter gets free glucose screening

Posted 12:11 PM 4/13/2024 by Sarah Cervera

HEB and South Texas Health Systems are offering free glucose screenings all month to help raise awareness on diabetes.

Channel 5 News' Sarah Cervera speaks with HEB Pharmacist John Villanueva on the importance of getting a glucose screening and demonstrates exactly how they are done.

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4/11/2024

Heart of the Valley: HEB and South Texas Health Systems continue offering free glucose screenings

Posted 1:52 PM 4/12/2024 by Dianté Marigny

HEB and South Texas Health Systems are offering free glucose screenings in the month of April to raise awareness on diabetes.

Channel 5 News anchor Dianté Marigny attended a Friday screening to show viewers how easy it is to get one done.

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4/10/2024

Heart of the Valley: H-E-B dietician offers tips on diabetes prevention and management

Posted 5:18 PM 4/11/2024 by Lily Celeste

Diabetes is so prevalent in the Rio Grande Valley that you either have diabetes, or you know someone who is living with the disease.

It may feel like it's an inevitable diagnosis in our community, but there are ways for you to take control to prevent the disease.

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4/9/2024

Heart of the Valley: Mission pediatrician reports seeing more children with signs of diabetes

Posted 7:20 PM 4/10/2024 by Dianté Marigny

At just 11 years old, Kayla Casas puts more thought into what she's eating compared to most kids her age.

Casas is a Type 1 diabetic, which is not preventable.

“I never thought this would ever happen to me,” Casas said. “I have to take food portions… and (More)

4/8/2024

Heart of the Valley: Dietician offers health foods to combat diabetes

Posted 12:33 PM 4/9/2024 by Dina Herrera Garza

Diabetes is a serious health concern in the Rio Grande Valley.

It can be prevented, and diet and exercise are the keys to fighting the disease.

South Texas Health Systems Registered Dietician Mayra Olivares talks with Channel 5 News' Dina Herrera Garza on what foods to avoid and what healthy options are available.

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