Chances are, diabetes has affected you or someone you know. It’s a serious medical condition that touches the lives of people all over the world—including people right here in Arizona. The fact that you’re here means that you’re interested in learning more about diabetes, and that you’re committed to managing or even preventing it.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), we’re working hard to decrease the impact diabetes is having on our state. Wherever you are in your health journey, we’re with you every step of the way.

A growing health concern

Diabetes (type 2) is becoming more widespread all the time, with 1.5 million new cases diagnosed every year in the U.S.1 An estimated 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the national population)2 have some form of this chronic condition, and one-fourth of those cases haven’t been diagnosed!

Closer to home, one in nine Arizonans has diabetes.3 The incidence of type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in our state in the last 10 years; close to 600,000 Arizonans are living with it.4 Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in both our state and the country.

The prevalence of diabetes continues to increase as the American population ages and gradually becomes more overweight.

Take action today

There’s plenty you can do to manage type 2 diabetes if you have it, prevent it if you’re at risk, or support a loved one who’s living with the diagnosis. This site is packed with information to help you become an informed and engaged diabetes advocate for yourself or someone else.

Take action today

There’s plenty you can do to manage type 2 diabetes if you have it, prevent it if you’re at risk, or support a loved one who’s living with the diagnosis. This site is packed with information to help you become an informed and engaged diabetes advocate for yourself or someone else.

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