Diabetes Free SC

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Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) is a long-term commitment to reduce health care disparities and improve the health status of all South Carolinians affected by diabetes.


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Diabetes Free SC and Allies Tackle the Diabetes Epidemic

One in 7 South Carolinians battle diabetes. Yet, community heroes and innovative solutions are changing the game. Explore more in the 2023 Diabetes Free SC Impact Report.

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Reducing Diabetes in South Carolina

More than half of all adults in South Carolina have diabetes or prediabetes. About 120,000 are unaware they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association®. Each year, 26,000 South Carolinians are diagnosed with the disease. In 2022, Diabetes Free SC supported multiple new initiatives aimed at reducing diabetes in South Carolina.

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Addressing Health Inequities in Communities of Color

Diabetes affects hundreds of thousands of people in South Carolina. But it does not affect them at the same rate. The rate of the disease is higher among Black residents than white. It affects more than 16 percent of Black people in the state. It affects 11 percent of white residents.

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Getting Outside With Kids in Parks

In 2022, Diabetes Free SC partnered with Kids in Parks to expand the program in South Carolina. The award-winning program works with park partners to convert trails into TRACK Trails. The updated trails offer free, self-guided quests to make hiking more fun for the whole family. 

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Understanding Your A1C Level and How It Can Help Manage Diabetes

Understanding your A1C level is an important tool for managing your diabetes and prediabetes. Learn more about how this simple blood test can help you live a happier and healthier life. 


Diabetes Free SC Continues Support for Positive Health Outcomes

Two essential initiatives of Diabetes Free SC continues to support areas of school wellness and maternal diabetes. One program aims to create healthier school environments and improve nutrition. The other program serves more than 1,200 pregnant women with diabetes. 

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MOMs Program Revolutionizes Diabetes Management for Mothers-To-Be

How Diabetes Free SC (DFSC) is supporting programs to help expectant mothers with diabetes deliver healthy babies.

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The Link Between Nutrition Insecurity and Diabetes

Healthy eating is vital to prevent and manage diabetes. Limited access to affordable, healthy foods can increase the likelihood of poor health outcomes from the disease.  

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