According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, over 29 million Americans (a little over nine percent of the population) reported having diabetes. The problem is only getting worse as doctors diagnose 1.4 million more cases a year in America. According to the El Paso Diabetes Association, nine percent of people in Texas have diabetes. Every year diabetes leads to limb amputations, kidney failure, and blindness. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness.


Fifty percent of all these conditions could be prevented with early intervention. These risks can be minimized with regular visits. Our medical staff is dedicated to your comprehensive diabetes care and treatment. If you suspect you have diabetes, the best thing to do is visit a physician. Our staff can run labs right away to check your blood sugar levels. Often times, when patients come in soon enough, we can prescribe treatment plans and other meds before going straight to insulin injections. We can also give you advice on classes to take that will get you in contact with organizations and support groups.

We know that managing a chronic illness is never easy. Finding out that you have diabetes and not knowing what to do next can be confusing and frightening. At St Jude's Family & Pediatric Clinic in El Paso, TX, we strive to provide answers and improve your quality of life. With the help of our friendly staff and knowledgeable physician, we will have you on the right track again. Please contact us today to set up an appointment or stop on by, as we take walk-in patients as well.