WESLACO, RGV – The goal of Unidos Contra la Diabetes is to reduce the number of new cases of type II diabetes in the next five years.

The nonprofit group believes this will result in a ten percent reduction in the prevalence of diabetes by 2030.

UDC has received statewide and national attention over the past week following a report it helped produce which shows diabetes is deceasing in the Rio Grande Valley while still increasing in Texas as a whole.

In this podcast, the Rio Grande Guardian speaks to Jenny Newcomb, executive director of UDC, and Dr. Belinda Reininger, regional dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Brownsville.

The two healthcare officials are pictured above.