As a peer counselor for Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg, Frankie King leads a support group for patients with diabetes. Three years ago, as a Medicaid patient, she got help from the same agency. With help from a care manager, she lost 200 pounds and has maintained the weight loss. She no longer needs medicine to treat her diabetes and has cut down on the drugs she takes for high cholesterol and blood pressure.
As a peer counselor for Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg, Frankie King leads a support group for patients with diabetes. Three years ago, as a Medicaid patient, she got help from the same agency. With help from a care manager, she lost 200 pounds and has maintained the weight loss. She no longer needs medicine to treat her diabetes and has cut down on the drugs she takes for high cholesterol and blood pressure. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
As a peer counselor for Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg, Frankie King leads a support group for patients with diabetes. Three years ago, as a Medicaid patient, she got help from the same agency. With help from a care manager, she lost 200 pounds and has maintained the weight loss. She no longer needs medicine to treat her diabetes and has cut down on the drugs she takes for high cholesterol and blood pressure. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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