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.

Free Health Screening – Walmart Wellness Day – Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Chino Walmart Supercenter will be hosting a Walmart Wellness Day event on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This free health screening event provides people in the community an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:

Blood glucose
Blood pressure
Body mass index
Low-cost immunizations
Vision screenings


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

Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California

Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally

— No clear cause, but experts suggest numerous possibilities

by Cheryl Clark, 

MedPage Article


In California, there was a 31% increase in non-trauma amputations in patients with diabetes-related ischemia, after adjustment for population changes from 2010 to 2016. Riverside County had a 62% increase in diabetes amputations, and San Bernardino County had a 61% increase. The California Department of Public Health does not have information on possible reasons for the increase. Chief of epidemiology and statistics of the CDC, Edward Gregg, said that “the rate of amputations is a very important indicator of overall diabetes care,” and therefore, increase in amputation rates is a cause for concern. In the article, a number of possible explanations were provided by experts.

Diabetes Empowerment Education Workshops in Redlands

The Everyone with Diabetes Counts program offered at the Joslyn Senior Center encourages lifestyle changes for those with diabetes while learning about your diabetes and the way it affects your health. Pre-registration is required.

Dates:            Wednesdays, Sept. 20- Oct. 25

Times:           1-3 p.m.

Fee:                FREE!

Location:      Joslyn Senior Center

                        21 Grant St.

                        Redlands, CA 92374

To register or for more information, please call the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550.

Loma Linda University Health program aims to prevent prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes

Loma Linda University Health program aims to prevent prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes
By James Ponder

The diabetes prevention program helps patients diagnosed with prediabetes use lifestyle change to prevent the condition from developing into the type 2 diabetes. It introduces patients to lifestyle changes designed to help them lose weight, reduce blood glucose levels and control triglycerides and cholesterol in a regimen approved by the Centers for Disease Control.

For more information, contact Loma Linda University Diabetes Treatment Ceneter:

11285 Mountain View Avenue, Suite 40
Loma Linda, California 92354

Phone: (909) 558-3022

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.