South Texas is Ground Zero for Diabetes

  • The prevalence of adult diabetes is more than 20% higher in South Texas  – Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties – than the state of Texas.
  • In South Texas, there are almost 70,000 people with adult diabetes, equaling 11 percent of the population.

More than 25% of the diabetes population in South Texas is not insured

  • The uninsured population rate is almost 30 percent higher than in Texas.
  • It is more than double the national average.

A greater percentage of adult diabetics in South Texas visit the ER or hospital

A greater percentage of adult diabetics in South Texas visit the ER or hospital than the national average.

Uncontrolled diabetes is higher in South Texas

Uncontrolled diabetes is higher in South Texas than in Texas or the United States (as defined by hemoglobin A1C levels).

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