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posted 09/08/2022
"We’re reporters and we know how to access people for our stories, but this was going to take a paradigm shift."
posted 01/27/2022
A reporting team will look at the ways in which the pandemic has exacerbated Type 2 diabetes and exposed health inequities among Hispanic youth living in San Antonio’s West Side.

Yvette Benavides's Blog

"We’re reporters and we know how to access people for our stories, but this was going to take a... more »
posted 09/08/22
A reporting team will look at the ways in which the pandemic has exacerbated Type 2 diabetes and... more »
posted 01/27/22

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This story is part of a larger series called Diagnosis Diabetes, made possible with a grant from the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2022 Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems....
Type 2 diabetes in children was rare 40 years ago, but not anymore, according to Dr. Jane Lynch, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at UT Health San Antonio.
Texas has a law that requires the screening of school children for diabetes. But due to COVID-19, in recent years, those screenings aren't always happening.