Diabetes

KENS 5: Studies show diabetes among kids is rising at an alarming rate

September 8, 2021
 

Dr. Maria “Sukie” Rayas, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, Medicine, Diabetes, spoke to KENS 5 viewers about the rising rates of young people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and the complications they are seeing with COVID-19. Watch story


News 4: Research shows severe COVID cases can cause Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes

August 26, 2021
 

Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, Diabetes, was interviewed for this News 4 story about the link between COVID-19 complications and diabetes. Watch story 


Texas Public Radio: Diabetes Week: U.S. youth are increasingly vulnerable to Type 2 and at risk for serious diabetes-related complications

August 25, 2021
 

Dr. Jane Lynch and Rose Ann Barajas, Pediatric Endocrinology, were guests on Texas Public Radio’s The Source. Listen here


Texas Public Radio: Diabetes Week: 1 In 7 people in San Antonio have Type 2 diabetes. Even more remain undiagnosed. How can we break the cycle?

August 24, 2021
 

Dr. Elia Escaname, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Dr. Curtis Triplitt, Diabetes, were guests on Texas Public Radio’s The Source. Listen here


Medical Xpress: Young adults show especially serious complications from Type 2 diabetes

August 3, 2021
 

This Medical Xpress story is about the TODAY studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed that within 15 years of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, 60% of participants had at least one diabetes-related complication, and nearly a third of participants had two or more. Read story


Photo of a child measuring her sugar level in a doctor's office.

Young adults show serious complications from Type 2 diabetes

August 2, 2021
 

UT Health San Antonio, University Health enrolled area children in TODAY studies. Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Shelley Kofler, (512) 294-5224, shelley.kofler@uhs-sa.com SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 2, 2021) — South Texas youth whose Type 2 diabetes was followed for up to 15 years in the TODAY studies have made an immensely important contribution to […]