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What's New?

NEW! Grant Opportunity for Diabetes Prevention, Education and Management

This program awards multi-year grants to support the expansion and enhancement of diabetes education, prevention and treatment programs.  You can find the Diabetes Grant Criteria/Application here.  Check out the Core 4 Diabetes webpage to learn more. 

Tips to Help You Stay Healthy with Diabetes (+ NEW! Tips for the Holidays!)

View this useful handout in English or Spanish from the National Diabetes Education Program, which includes a Diabetes Care Record and Action Plan.  You can also learn some healthy eating tips for the holidays from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.

NEW!  Opportunity to Review Washington DPP Action Plan

Scroll down to the "Reports" section below to see the Washington State Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Action Plan 2016-2018.  You can submit comments of ways you may have to implement these key activities by emailing

Caring from Far Away: Diabetes in Rural America

More people take to the road to visit far-flung family and friends over Thanksgiving weekend than at any other time of the year. During these visits, adult children often notice the emerging health issues of their aging parents and relatives --- particularly those with diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program's (NDEP) "How to Help a Loved One with Diabetes When You Live Far Apart" is now available as a resource you can provide for those patients who need additional help and for those trying to care for a loved one living far away.

Thank You for Supporting Diabetes Awareness Month!

As November has come to a close, we'd like to thank all partners who participated in bringing awareness to diabetes on World Diabetes Day (WDD) and throughout National Diabetes Awareness Month. You can watch a short video here to see some exciting things that happened throughout Washington on WDD. 

Roll Up Your Sleeves for Flu Vaccination

Diabetes, even if well managed, can make it harder for a person's immune system to fight infections, so people with diabetes may be at risk for more serious complications from an illness compared to people without diabetes. To locate a nearby place to get a flu shot, visit For more information on diabetes and vaccines, see this handout in English and in Spanish.

Clinical Practice Algorithm for Prediabetes and Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetes

View the screening and treatment pathway recommendations for adults to identify abnormal blood glucose.


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NEW!  WA Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Action Plan: 2016-2018

The WA DPP Action Plan consists of an overarching action plan with four specific parts - one for each population by health care coverage: Medicare, Medicaid, Employer-Based Insurance, and Uninsured/Underinsured.  Each section has a frame, based on the current status of DPP coverage for this population, a long-term priority, one or more short-term priorities, and if available, a baseline and target.  Please note: This is a working document. 

NEW!  Diabetes Epidemic and Action Report - Where we've been, where we're at, and where we're going 

Dr. Kathy Lofy, Dr. Dan Lessler, and Bea Rector provided the opening presentation at the 2017 Diabetes Epidemic and Action Report Stakeholder Summit. This summit brought stakeholders together to review the progress on goals in the 2014 DEAR as well as to identify action steps for agencies, the legislature, and partners to take to improve diabetes care and management. Click here to view the presentation slides.  Click here to read a recap of the Summit.  

Diabetes Epidemic and Action Report: 2017 Update

A proviso in the 2015-2017 budget (ESSB 6052) directs the Department of Health to collaborate with the Health Care Authority and the Department of Social and Health Services to author an updated Diabetes Epidemic and Action Report due June 2017. Among other directives, the report shall include individual agency action plans and actionable items for the legislature’s consideration. Want to get involved in shaping this report and its recommendations? Join the Washington State Diabetes Network.

View the Diabetes Epidemic and Action Report (2014)

The 2014 Washington State Diabetes Epidemic and Action Report (PDF) is a legislative report written in response to Third Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5034 (July 2013). It is the result of a collaborative effort from the Washington State Department of Health, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, and the Washington State Health Care Authority. Partners and stakeholders from the Diabetes Network played a key role in development and review of the report's 10 goals. These goals function as the strategic framework for diabetes in Washington.


On this site, you'll find...
...activities, best practices, links and resources for the Washington State Diabetes Network to foster collaboration and communication. From a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension among Washington residents.
Learn Your Risk for Prediabetes

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 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs, including diabetes prevention and management. Dial 2-1-1 or visit