Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo

News Report:

Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo now offering hi-tech services in Riverside County

The non-profit community health center, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, is now offering hi-tech health services in communities of rural Riverside County.

A digital retinal camera was installed at their Mecca Clinic Friday to help screen patients for eye disease linked with diabetes and other conditions.

The digital images taken by the retinal camera will be sent to optometrists at the University of California, Berkeley via a secure web portal. Results will be returned to physicians at the Mecca Clinic within 48 hours where early signs of eye diseases linked to diabetes can be identified.

IEHP Launches Programs To Prevent Diabetes

News Article: IEHP Launches A Community-Based Initiative To Prevent Diabetes

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has partnered with Family Service Association (FSA) to increase access to healthy food and prevent the onset of diabetes in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

    • Expansion of Mobile Fresh that offers fresh produce and other grocery products on wheels
    • Healthy Cooking Classes that teach how to cook simple, delicious, and healthy meals over the course of six weeks
    • Diabetes Prevention Program that provides year-long instruction on healthy lifestyle

Diabetes crisis grips San Bernardino County

Diabetes crisis grips San Bernardino County – Report on the San Bernardino Sun.

Alarming statistics mentioned in this report:

  • San Bernardino County’s diabetes-related death rate (32.4 per 100,000 population) is more than 50 percent higher than the state average
  • 70 percent of all patients who enter Loma Linda University Medical Center are diabetic.
  • About 45 percent of all adults in the county have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. Up to 30 percent of those with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within five years.
  • In the U.S., annual medical spending for people with diabetes is almost twice that for people without the disease.