The Diabetes Connection serves as a clearinghouse of activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources relating to the Washington State Diabetes Plan and fosters collaboration and communication within the Washington State Diabetes Network, and provides useful, credible information to people and organizations doing work to prevent and control diabetes among residents of Washington.
The Washington State Diabetes Network is made up of a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes among residents of Washington. Members of the Washington State Diabetes Network can contribute information to the Diabetes Connection share with others.
National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day
Visit our partners this November (see National Links) and follow #DiabetesMonth and #WDD for Twitter and Facebook posts.
Diabetes Epidemic and Action ReportThe 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. This report is intended to inform the State Legislature about the current state of diabetes in Washington and provide recommendations on how to reduce the impact of the epidemic. Partners and stakeholders from the Diabetes Network also contributed to the report. Everyone concerned about diabetes in Washington may find this report valuable to inform and guide their priorities and work.
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. Among other directives, the report shall include individual agency action plans and actionable items for the legislature’s consideration.