ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday more than $94 million in new investments across Maryland to help people with prediabetes and diabetes prevent or manage their disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The $94 million of new investments I am announcing today will be used to help Marylanders across the state battle diabetes,” said Governor Hogan. “Even in the midst of a pandemic, diabetes continues to be one of the most devastating health issues in our state. And having diabetes puts individuals at risk of serious illness from COVID-19, so this comes at an important time.”
There are currently more than 2.1 million Marylanders with either diabetes or prediabetes and Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in the state.
The measures being funded represent the first major community-based initiatives resulting from the Diabetes Action Plan.