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Telehealth Expands Health Education with Diabetes Self-Management Course



South Carolina ranks 7th highest in the nation in the percent of adult population with diabetes, according to the Department of Health and Enviroment Control.

Since 2015, the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, the Lowcountry Area Health Education Center and Palmetto Care Connections teamed up to offer a Diabetes Self-Management course using telehealth. This is a five-week course allowing participants, in rural areas throughout South Carolina, to join by video. Before, this course would be taught individually at each site. With telehealth, participants throughout the state can engage with one another in a single course. This type of education saves money, expands the classroom, and works to combat diabetes, a condition that affects so many South Carolinians.

For more information visit the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.

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