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Educate. Empower. Prevent.

Division of the J. Moss Foundation

Make Prevention Possible…

for those who need it most.

Imagine knowing that you have a health condition, and being told that there is an over 60% chance that this illness will continue to grow and eventually attack every organ of your body. Slowly it will rob you of your energy, quality of life, and possibly your limbs (i.e. amputation). Although your health care costs will more than double, your disease could make it harder to work and earn income for your family. You may have to choose between caring for your health or keeping the lights on at home. You know each time your health takes a back seat to life’s other priorities, you know the risk of having a heart attack or stroke becomes more a reality than a possibility.

Imagine looking into your kids’ eyes fearing not only that you’ll be leaving them too soon on this earth, but also realizing that you’ve never learned to teach them how to make healthy choices to protect them from experiencing the same fate.

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Bridging the gap in diabetes prevention

Despite being proven to be the most effective way to prevent type 2 diabetes, the CDC-based diabetes prevention program is NOT covered by most insurance companies.

The consequences of inadequate health care to prevent type 2 diabetes in low-income, underserved, uninsured and underinsured groups have a significant impact on our economy. Although 4 out of 5 dollars are spent treating complications that in many cases could have been prevented, the cost of managing this uncontrolled epidemic threatens to bankrupt health care systems (like ours), within a generation.

One solution is closing the health disparities gap and increasing availability, especially to high-risk populations with low access to diabetes prevention programs. By placing diabetes prevention programs in underserved areas, the Skinny Gene helps bridge the health disparities gap and brings high quality, culturally sensitive, evidence-based program to those with the greatest need.

Please donate to help us continue our existing diabetes prevention program and launch new programs in targeted areas that reach our populations in need.

Bring prevention programs to those in need

At-Risk: Single Moms

50% Donated/$5,000 To Go
45% of the uninsured population are non-Hispanic whites, many of which are single mothers or fathers.
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At-Risk: Asian Americans

10% Donated/$9,000 To Go
Being thin doesn’t spare Asian-Americans from being at risk for diabetes. In fact, they have an 18% greater risk than non-Hispanic whites.
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At Risk: Hispanics

60% Donated/$4,000 To Go
1 in 2 Hispanics is expected to develop diabetes. Due to lower access to health care, they also have a 51% higher death rate from diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
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At-Risk: African American

5% Donated/$9,500 To Go
African American adults are 80% more likely to be diagnosed and twice as likely to die from the disease than non-Hispanic white adults.
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At-Risk: American Indians/Alaska Natives

5% Donated/$9,500 To Go
American Indians/Alaska Natives have the highest rate of diabetes in the world. They are 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed and 2.3 times as likely to die from the disease than non-Hispanic white adults.
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