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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Screening for Diabetes in Dental Clinics

DFSC is working with two federally qualified health centers in South Carolina to increase access to screenings: Affinity Health Center in Rock Hill, and Fetter Health Care Network in Charleston. These centers provide high-quality, comprehensive care and a wide array of support services, including dental care

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