“The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) applauds the long-awaited passage of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. With more than 1 million people in North Carolina living with diagnosed diabetes, ADA believes this is a transformative step towards improving health access and health outcomes. An individual’s ability to manage diabetes is directly tied to his or her ability to access affordable and adequate health insurance coverage. States that have expanded Medicaid have seen a vast improvement in self-reported access to care and diabetes management, providing enrollees with vital access to preventive services. Without proper treatment, diabetes can lead to serious complications, including cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, amputations, and blindness. Our thanks go out to Governor Roy Cooper and the members of the House and Senate for their leadership in working for a healthier North Carolina.” – Monica Billger, State Government Affairs Director for the American Diabetes Association.
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About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 82 years, the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education we aim to improve the quality of life for the over 133 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life®. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), LinkedIn (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn), and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).