About the Epidemic

According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control, 33% of the US population may have diabetes by the year 2050. This widely reported prediction has shocked the health care community, but the feared impact of this potential health crisis is impacting South Texas today. With diabetes rates approaching 30% within its borders, Cameron County, Texas, offers a cautionary tale of the strain of a rapidly expanding diabetic population. During this moment in history when we are debating and defining a new health care context, the existing diabetes epidemic along the Texas border cannot be ignored. This is a story of a struggle within a community and the health care system that serves it. The script for the health of the nation is being written here.

30% with Diabetes on South TX border
80% are Overweight
784,000 TX Children Lack Health Insurance
25% of All Texans are Uninsured
33% of US Population Diabetic by 2050
30% of Hispanics Uninsured

Some of the Cast

Ralph DeFranzo, MD

Deputy Director Texas Diabetes Institute

Joseph McCormick, MD

Regional Dean, University of Texas School of Public Health

Susan Fisher-Hoch, MD

Professor of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health

Those whose stories influenced the film in so many ways

Thank You!

Diabetesville, USA - Diabetes Documentary Film

Lessons From the Frontlines of the Diabetes Epidemic

Special Thanks...


The Diabetesville, USA DVD comes with both the long (1 hour) and short (under 30 min) versions of the film. It have been a proven learning diabetes education learning tool. One of the critical lessons in the film is taught by relating your patient population with a character who overcame diabetes through fitness and health living.
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Main locations along the Texas/Mexico border (including the cities of Brownsville, McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, Harlingen)

San Antonio, Texas

Small Towns in Central, East and Northern Texas (Dallas, Austin, Stephensville)

Diabetesville, USA


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