Who We Are

NC Prevents Diabetes is a partnership between NC State University and the NC Division of Public Health with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to offer diabetes prevention programs to all North Carolinians regardless of insurance status.

This project is made possible through $5 million in funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

What We Do

This funding supports both online and onsite programs across the state by covering the program registration fee (avg. cost = $430). The goal of the project is to remove the barrier of cost to participate in a diabetes prevention program.

Diabetes Prevention Programs are lifestyle change programs that help individuals with prediabetes delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes prevention programs are 12 months in duration and are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when an approved curriculum is used, program is delivered by a trained lifestyle coach and specific participant outcome measures are met.

Year 1 Summary Success Stories

Where Are the Programs?

Program providers across the state were selected through a competitive Request for Applications process that was open between December 2018 and January 2019.

List of Programs


NC Prevents Diabetes is working closely with local, state, and national partners to serve North Carolina with diabetes prevention programs. Current key partners are listed below. We will continue to engage additional partners to ensure a successful project.

American Medical Association  |  NC Academy of Family Physicians  |  NC Alliance of YMCAs  |  NC Diabetes Advisory Council  |  NC Medical Society  |  NC Office of Rural Health

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