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The Williams YMCA of Avery County

YMCA of Avery County Selected to be part of Diabetes Free NC

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YMCA of Avery County has been selected to be part of Diabetes Free NC to cut diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes by expanding free access to diabetes prevention programs for all North Carolinians.

Durham, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced plans to dramatically cut the diagnosis rates of Type 2 diabetes in North Carolina with a $5 million investment in the Diabetes Free NC initiative. 

Every year an estimated 53,000 people in North Carolina are diagnosed with diabetes, and about 2.6 million adults live with prediabetes. The investment will remove barriers, such as cost and accessibility that have historically prevented many North Carolinians with prediabetes from participating in diabetes prevention programs offered throughout the state. The investment will be a significant step toward creating a healthier, diabetes-free North Carolina.  

Read full press release HERE