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Michigan Collaborative for Type 2 Diabetes

Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes in Michigan

A BCBSM Collaborative Quality Initiative

Our Patients Deserve the Best

Here are some of the many voices from patients of MCT2D member physicians, many of whom serve on our Patient Advisory Board. They shape the work we do.

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“I’m trying to be a better diabetic, and it’s just so hard to be a better diabetic. It’s hard on me.”

— Bob, who found success adopting a lower carb lifestyle while also using a CGM

Bob is not alone. Traditional approaches to type 2 diabetes management leave so many feeling drained, hopeless, and scared for their future. The Michigan Collaborative for Type 2 Diabetes and the 750 physician members across Michigan believe that there has to be a better way.

“If I could’ve had this information as a young man, my whole life would’ve been different.”

— Frankie, who started on a lower carb lifestyle with the support of his doctor in September 2021. He's since lost 120 pounds and no longer takes insulin

“My husband’s job changed, and our insurance changed, and it turned out that we had to pay our medications full price until our deductible was met. So we paid one month’s for it, and then we just realized it’s not—it’s unattainable.”

— Quote Shalley, MCT2D Patient Advisory Board member and advocate for more affordable T2D medications

“With the CGM, with this thing here, I can check [my blood sugar] 200 times a day! It should be a no brainer!”

— Del, who tried the CGM and was hooked

We’re proud to partner with 310 primary care, 21 endocrinology, and 15 nephrology practices from across Michigan, with over 1000 physicians participating, all represented by 28 physician organizations.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Support for the Michigan Collaborative on Type 2 Diabetes is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. BCBSM’s Value Partnerships program provides clinical and executive support for all CQI programs. To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Collaborative on Type 2 Diabetes work in partnership, the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by MCT2D do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.