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Dr. Hien Tran speaks about pre-diabetes.

Posted on January 12, 2022

Our very own, Dr. Hien Tran, spoke to @SilverSneakers about what it means to have pre-diabetes. “Once you have prediabetes, the chances of progressing to diabetes are quite high, and it also raises your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease,” says Hien Tran, M.D. “So lifestyle changes that address your prediabetes are crucial for […]

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Insulin infusion technology

Posted on November 17, 2021

The pace of diabetes innovation has sped up tremendously over the past two decades. While there is still no cure, there are a plethora of new medications, therapies, tools and technologies that make living with diabetes more manageable and easier. Let’s take a look back at how far we have come. Portable subcutaneous continuous insulin […]

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OSTEOPOROSIS

Posted on September 28, 2021

By Dr. Tira Chaicha-Brom Osteoporosis is a condition of weak bones and carries a high fracture risk and in turn increased mortality. Unfortunately, this condition typically goes undiagnosed because it is typically asymptomatic, unless someone was to have a fracture. 10.2 million Americans have osteoporosis and 43.4 million have the precursor osteopenia. Often, people will […]

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Super Doctors

Posted on August 25, 2021

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Thyroid Conditions

Posted on June 23, 2021

Thyroid.  For many of us, the word conjures up a sense of curiosity, wonderment, even awe!  What is the thyroid gland and what exactly does it do?  How do you know if you’ve got a thyroid problem?  Let’s start with the basics. The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly shaped gland that sits in the […]

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NextStepMD with Muscle Wise

Posted on May 4, 2021

At Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology, the doctors, advanced practice providers and staff are committed to helping our patients lose weight, maintain weight loss and gain better control of their health. Obesity and carrying excess weight are increasingly common, which can lead to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and diabetes as well as other health conditions. […]

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New Private Pay Policy

Posted on July 30, 2020

To Our Patients:  We have implemented a policy requiring a credit card on file for all Self-Pay (Private Pay) patients. Effective July 15, 2020, we now kindly require a credit card to be on file with our office so that your payment can be automatically drafted the day of or after your appointment. If you […]

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Update on Diabetes & Covid-19 studies show the impact of diabetes control on COVID-19 outcomes

Posted on July 9, 2020

Coronavirus and Diabetes: Are We Really More at Risk? Dr. Edelman addresses concerns about coronavirus and diabetes at TCOYD.org.

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CardioVisual

Posted on June 12, 2020

 New! Go to CardioVisual to see educational videos about diabetes from some of your physicians at TD&E.

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Update on Diabetes and Covid-19 Studies show the impact of diabetes control on Covid 19 outcomes

Posted on May 28, 2020

Two studies, one from China and one from England, offer similar messages to people with diabetes. The first study, from Hubei Province, China, evaluated nearly 1000 patients with Covid 19 and pre-existing diabetes (published in Cell Metabolism). The patients who were better controlled upon entry to the hospital (average A1c 7.3%) had a significantly higher […]

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COVID-19

Posted on March 11, 2020

For up to date information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including travel recommendations, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

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Austin TypeOneNation Summit

Posted on February 25, 2020

Dr. Tira Chaicha-Brom, MD ECNU, of Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, has joined a panel of experts who will be discussing Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and pregnancy at the upcoming Austin TypeOneNation Summit on Sunday, March 1, 2020.   This educational conference is a great opportunity for those living with T1D, parents, caregivers, siblings and anyone interested […]

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Diabetes

Posted on November 13, 2019

When a diagnosis of Diabetes is given it can be scary and overwhelming for most people. At Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology we are here to help you navigate a path to achieving a healthier life. We will work alongside you and your family members to gain a better understanding of both the disease as well […]

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POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Posted on October 8, 2019

Do you have irregular periods? There are several reasons for missing periods, but one of the most common reasons is PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome.   Symptoms of PCOS include: Missing periods (usually having less than 9 periods per year) Excess testosterone on blood work or on exam (excess hair growth, acne) Ovarian cysts PCOS is a diagnosis of […]

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Obesity

Posted on September 9, 2019

Obesity (defined as a body mass index (BMI) >30kg/m2) is a chronic disease that is increasing in prevalence in adults, adolescents, and children and is now considered to be a global epidemic. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2016 showed the prevalence of obesity in the United States to be 39.6% (37.9% in […]

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Advanced Lipid Tests

Posted on August 15, 2019

Fish Oil (Omega 3 fatty acids has been touted as a having heart and vascular protective effects for many years.  In 2018, a number of large clinical studies including studies in people with diabetes showed that fish oil had little to no effect in reducing cardiovascular events.  This was quite disappointing to doctors and patients […]

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What is the pituitary?

Posted on July 23, 2019

The pituitary is a hormone-producing gland that sits just beneath the base of the brain. It is very small – only about the size of a pea. The pituitary gland has two parts. The front portion of the gland makes hormones that affect the breasts, adrenals, thyroid, ovaries and testes, as well as several other […]

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Low testosterone (hypogonadism) in men

Posted on June 5, 2019

What is testosterone? Testosterone is the most important androgen (male hormone) that men make. It helps regulate muscle mass and strength, it can effect sex drive and sexual function, and it helps maintain bone strength. What is “low T”? Low testosterone is when the body does not produce sufficient testosterone. With age, it is normal […]

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What you need to know about Osteoporosis

Posted on May 29, 2019

Osteoporosis is a growing public health concern. It is characterized by low bone mass and decreased bone strength which results in an increased risk for fracture. This disease can affect both men and women. Current estimates are that 5.1% of men and 24.5% of women age 65 years and older have osteoporosis of the hip […]

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Hashimoto’s…What the heck is that?

Posted on April 5, 2019

Looking online about a medical diagnosis can be overwhelming. A quick Google search about your thyroid condition might lead you down a rabbit hole where things get pretty grim, pretty fast. So what is this mystery diagnosis of Hashimoto’s? Simply put, it’s the name of the condition where your immune system turns against you and […]

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Valerie Espinosa, MD Achieves Certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Posted on May 1, 2018

Congratulations to Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology physician partner Valerie Espinosa, MD for achieving certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing physicians.Certification as an ABOM Diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice […]

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Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology Physicians Appointed to Texas AACE Program Committee

Posted on April 10, 2018

Lindsay Harrison, MD and Keren Ozer, MD have been appointed to the Program Committee for the 2018 Texas Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting and The Texas Endocrine Surgical Symposium.

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The History of Metformin

Posted on September 18, 2017

Metformin is one of the most commonly used medications in endocrinology. It is the preferred first-line oral blood glucose-lowering medicine to manage type 2 diabetes. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Sometimes it is used, along with other medications, to treat infertility. The journal Diabetologia dedicated a special issue this […]

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New Medication Option for Osteoporosis Treatment

Posted on July 17, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tymlos (abaloparatide) injection for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. High risk for fracture is defined as history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy. In postmenopausal women with […]

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New technology is “game changer” for patients with Type 1 diabetes

Posted on June 9, 2017

See the segment on Fox 7 News featuring Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology founder Thomas Blevins, MD for more information on this exciting new technology! http://www.fox7austin.com/good-day/257839964-story    

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One of world’s most prestigious endocrinology conferences comes to Austin!

Posted on May 19, 2017

Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology was excited about one the world’s largest endocrinology conferences being in Austin this year. The Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists was held in Downtown Austin between May 3rd and 7th. This is a world-renowned meeting which highlights the latest technological and medical advances in […]

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Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology is awarded AlUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

Posted on March 17, 2017

The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is pleased to announce that Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology has been awarded practice accreditation in the area of thyroid ultrasound. Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the […]

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Dr. Luis Casaubon Achieves American Board of Internal Medicine Recertification

Posted on February 10, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Casaubon at our Central Austin office for completing all the required stages, and achieving recertification in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. All our endocrinologists are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In order to maintain board certification, a specialist needs to take a comprehensive exam every ten years, and fulfill […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at New Round Rock Office

Posted on January 27, 2017

Construction at our new Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology office in Round Rock has started. The new building will allow us to serve our patients better by integrating our weight loss program, our research department, and will expand our clinic space. Our patients will also appreciate the increased parking space. The new building will be at […]

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