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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.


 

BlueCross Initiative Aims to Reduce Diabetes in SC 

Nov. 19, 2020: Earlier this year, BlueCross announced a bold initiative to confront diabetes in South Carolina. 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. The ultimate goal is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of diabetes and its complications in South Carolina. Directors of the program, Dr. Timothy Lyons and Noreen O’Donnell, offer insight into the effort. 

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7 Questions With the American Diabetes Association in South Carolina

Feb. 6, 2019: BlueCross is working with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in South Carolina to raise awareness about the organization’s services and education it offers to the community. To share a little about what the ADA does, Tifani Moore shares some insight into the organization’s role in the state.

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9 Tips for Finding a Healthier Life with Diabetes

Nov. 20, 2019: Living with diabetes may be difficult, but BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s health coaches can help. There are many options to make your life easier, from finding the right foods for you to starting an exercise routine or finding a helpful resource.

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8 Common Care Practices to Manage Diabetes

Dec. 29, 2020: More than 500,000 South Carolinians have been diagnosed with diabetes. Those who live with the disease also have a higher risk of developing other health complications, including severe illness caused by COVID-19.The disease can be managed with proper care. 

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Food Insecurity & Diabetes: Access to Healthy Foods Is Crucial to Managing Disease

Feb. 18, 2021: Careful meal planning and preparation is key to managing diabetes. But many people affected by diabetes also are affected by food insecurity. This can limit their access to healthy options.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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