Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, and Pennsylvania continues to have one of the highest rates of this chronic disease in the country.1

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is a proud sponsor of the annual American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes every fall in Philadelphia. The walk brings together people of all ages and backgrounds together to raise money needed to help prevent diabetes and find a cure.

Know Your Diabetes Risks

Independence is committed to creating awareness about the risks for diabetes, how to prevent the disease, and for those who have been diagnosed, how to better manage their condition and take steps to stay healthy.

Most Independence health plans cover preventive care at no cost, which includes screenings for diabetes and other medical conditions that can cause diabetes, such as obesity. Our registered nurse Health Coaches also provide one-on-one support to members living with diabetes.

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1. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, “Total Number of Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes by Age Group”

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