Despierta America – Dallas – Diabetes Management

Dr. Smith talks to Despierta America - Dallas about all that LBU has to offer to help with Diabetes Management.

Dr. Smith talks to Despierta Dallas about all that LBU has to offer to help patients with Diabetes Management.

How serious is Diabetes in the Hispanic Community?

It’s pretty serious. All adults can develop diabetes, but Hispanics have 50% of suffering from it.

Why is the Hispanic community more at risk of developing diabetes?

  1. Genetics
  2. The food we eat
  3. Lack of exercise
  4. Lack of knowledge on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  5. No access to care

What type of diabetes is the most common in our community?

The most common is type 2 diabetes. Here are some complications of type 2 diabetes:

  1. Kidney problems
  2. Eye problems
  3. Nerve impairment
  4. Amputations
  5. Heart problems
  6. Kidney problems
  7. Foot diseases
  8. Hearing loss
  9. Dementia
  10. Increased risk of dementia/Alzheimer’s

What services does LBU offer to help with diabetes management?

  1. We have low cost clinic visits.
  2. Laboratory services
  3. Nutrition Services
  4. Mental health services
  5. Eye care services
  6. Foot care services

For more information or to make an appointment, call (214) 540-0300.

Any Questions?

We are here to help and answer any questions. To set an appointment, please call (214) 540-0300.

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