TTUHSC El Paso Holds Q&A on Diabetes

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Office of Institutional Advancement held its latest session of The Exam Room — a monthly Facebook Live Q&A that invites the public to submit questions to health care professionals at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

Mahesh Gajendran, M.D., M.P.H., a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine, hosted the session. Dr. Gajendran, who specializes in diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, took questions from viewers about a range of diabetes-related topics, including the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and risk factors, gestational diabetes, lifestyle interventions, and testing for the disease.

Dr. Gajendran, along with several other physicians from Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso at Transmountain, will also speak at the upcoming West Health Fest Saturday, Sept. 9. For more information on the free public event, visit

Watch a recap of The Exam Room, below. (Video begins at 03:20)