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Online Guide Designed to Provide Vital Resources to San Antonio Residents Affected by Diabetes

Online Guide Designed to Provide Vital Resources to San Antonio Residents Affected by Diabetes

09/28/2017

Online Guide Designed to Provide Vital Resources to San Antonio Residents Affected by Diabetes

Humana, American Diabetes Association, San Antonio Health Advisory Board launch first-of-its-kind Diabetes Resources Guide to enhance health of San Antonio community

The San Antonio community has a new tool dedicated to improving access to helpful information about diabetes and connecting to local resources. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, and the American Diabetes Association have united with the San Antonio Health Advisory Board to launch the Diabetes Resources Guide, an online resource for those living with diabetes in San Antonio.

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Diabetes occurs due to the body’s inability to make insulin (type 1) or by the body not responding to the effects of insulin (type 2). The Diabetes Resources Guide serves as a valuable tool to connect those living with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, in addition to those at risk for diabetes, to provide information on free and low-cost programs available throughout San Antonio.

The Guide – available to the public for free at DiabetesResourcesGuide.com – includes extensive information on the different types of diabetes, a library of articles on living with the condition, information on prevention and a directory of organizations that provide local resources and programs for San Antonio residents affected by diabetes. With 14.2 percent of its population diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and 71 percent classified as overweight or obese, according to the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the impact of diabetes on Bexar County is higher than the national average.

“Through Humana’s Bold Goal initiative to improve community health by 20 percent by 2020, we’re partnering with similar-minded organizations to ensure we’re providing San Antonio with the best health resources,” said Sandra Delgado, M.D., M.P.H., and Chief Medical Officer for Humana Military located in San Antonio. “The Diabetes Resources Guide provides San Antonio residents with an easy place to access vital diabetes resources readily available in the community, while educating them on best practices for prioritizing overall well-being.”

The Guide’s informational articles touch on essential topics for residents with diabetes, including blood glucose levels, healthy eating, exercise, tools for the newly diagnosed, lifestyle tools and tips on improving mental health. In addition to Humana and the American Diabetes Association, the organizations included on the website that provide resources to residents include The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills, Methodist Healthcare, Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio, San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Social and Health Research Center, University Health System - Texas Diabetes Institute, University of Texas at San Antonio and YMCA of Greater San Antonio.

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