BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS DONATES $50,000 TO THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION FOR FABULOUS YOU! PROGRAM

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Funds help start new women’s program.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is proud to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to fund a new women’s program “Fabulous YOU!”  in Houston and North Texas.  Fabulous YOU!, a seven-month, interactive program is designed to address diabetes management for women living with diabetes or who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The program aims to educate and empower women to make their own health a priority, and celebrate their achievements.

“Our longstanding support of community partners like the American Diabetes Association is premised on our shared vision for a healthier, more active and more productive Texas. The health and wellbeing of Texas women impacts their families, places of work and communities. In lifting them up, we are all uplifted,”   said Catherine Oliveros, Director of Community Affairs at BCBSTX.  “Through our collaboration, we look forward to seeing measurable improvements in diabetes management and prevention.”

Our goal is to reach a minimum of 100 women at risk for or living with diabetes who will participate in this community-based diabetes prevention and self-management education program.  Through this is initiative, ADA anticipates a minimum of a .5 reduction in A1C results and 5% – 7% reduction in weight for at least 25% of participants, along with improved health/quality of life as evidenced by improved glucose control and self-report data.

Program participants will receive a fit bit to measure daily exercise and the app for nutrition, American Diabetes Association’s Total Diabetes Wellness Program guide, interactive educational sessions including cooking demonstrations, supermarket tours, fitness demonstrations, motivational talks and much more.  Upon completion of the program, the graduates will reveal the progress of their health journey at ADA’s annual Tea and Spring Festival in 2017.

Those interested in registering or more information, may contact Sherry D. Hill, Director at shill@diabetes.org.

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