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El Paso Children’s Hospital working to ’empower’ kids struggling with Type 2 diabetes

EL PASO, Texas -- The pandemic made an impact on everyones health especially in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says childhood obesity went up 22 percent during the height of the pandemic. El Paso Children's Hospital is working to change that through their "Empower Program."

The Empower Program is geared towards helping kids and teens who either are at risk or already have pre-diabetes or type two diabetes.

The patients have their own personal dietitian and even a social worker to help them come up with a personalized plan.

That plan then gets shared with their primary pediatrician to help them keep their goals in check.

The program, which is partially funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, expanded earlier this year is now located inside EPCH's new rehabilitation facility on 1223 N. Lee Trevino.

To learn more, you can call 915-242-8493 or click here to visit their website.

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