Diabetes Free SC
Diabetes Free SC is a long-term commitment to reduce health care disparities and improve the health status of all South Carolinians affected by diabetes.
Diabetes Free SC Takes Aim at Health Inequities
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the glaring health inequities facing people of color in our nation and in South Carolina. It is not the only health crisis, however, that affects people of color at a disproportionate – and alarmingly – higher rate.
Diabetes Free SC Aspires to Help Students Develop Lifelong Healthy Habits
April 30, 2021: To combat the rise of childhood obesity in South Carolina and to help children form healthier habits, Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) is working with two complementary organizations that focus on school-based wellness programs over a three-year period.
Preventing Diabetes and Improving Birth Outcomes
May 5, 2021: Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) launched in 2020 with a mission to reduce health care gaps and improve the health of all South Carolinians affected by diabetes. Part of that effort includes focusing on prenatal health to improve pregnancy outcomes in women with diabetes.
Getting a Head Start on Health with Upstream Intervention
It’s never too late to start adopting healthy habits. But it’s also never too early. This is particularly true when it comes to diabetes, which affects more than 600,000 people in South Carolina. And that number is expected to continue to grow without drastic action. That’s where upstream intervention comes in.
Supporting Affordable Access to Healthy Foods
July 22, 2021: A healthy diet is key to ensuring good overall health. Eating well-rounded meals that include fresh produce can help reduce the risks of developing chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. But many people throughout South Carolina do not have access to healthy foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables. FoodShare South Carolina was established to help bridge the gap and create greater access to healthy foods.
Diabetes Free SC Expands Efforts with 2 New Funded Programs
Aug. 26, 2021: Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) is announcing two new programs: a Community Health Worker project and the South Carolina Surgical Quality Collaborative Diabetes Initiative. These programs are part of the longtime commitment of DFSC to reduce diabetes and its complications among South Carolinians.
Improving Surgery Outcomes for People With Diabetes
Dec. 16, 2021: People with diabetes face a number of health risks. They are more likely to develop heart, gum or kidney disease. Surgery also poses a risk.
Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) recently announced a program to address this issue. The South Carolina Surgical Quality Collaborative (SCSQC) Diabetes Initiative aims to get people with diabetes, or who are at risk of diabetes, as healthy as possible before planned surgery.
Diabetes Free SC Focuses on Women's Health With New Initiative
Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) aims to reduce diabetes and its complications in South Carolina. It is developing an innovative program that helps young women with diabetes take control of their health. The Women’s Health Initiative promotes wellness among women with diabetes and those who are at risk of developing the disease.
Investing in Community Health To Prevent Diabetes
Our communities play a key role in our daily lives. The people we meet every day influence our decisions, even our health-related decisions. Community health workers (CHWs) have become a vital part of how people seek and receive care. Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) recognizes the crucial role CHWs play in the health of a community. In August 2021, DFSC announced the Community Health Worker project as a new funded program to help reduce diabetes and its complications among South Carolinians.
Prenatal Programs Put Moms in Control of Diabetes
Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) launched Management of Maternal (MOMs) programs in 2020. These efforts are part of a long-term commitment to improve the health of all South Carolinians. The MOMs programs accomplish this by improving pregnancy outcomes for women with diabetes.