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Welcome to the Washington State Diabetes Connection:

The Communication Portal for the Washington State Diabetes Network

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Washington Diabetes Summit for Health Professionals October 8

Join colleagues from across the state for this day of learning from our state's renown diabetes experts, Saturday, October 8 in Kirkland, brought to you by the American Diabetes Association. This full-day conference will focus on issues related to diabetes management and provide continuing education credits for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and diabetes educators.

New Workshops for People with Type 2 Diabetes in South King County

Northwest Kidney Centers and the American Diabetes Association are collaborating to provide a free diabetes education and support program for people living with Type 2 diabetes.  It’s called “Type 2 and You”.  “Type 2 and You” includes four monthly workshops, and support from others who understand what it’s like to live with diabetes.  Each workshop is just 1 ½ hours.  People living with diabetes and their loved ones are welcome to attend.  The first session is Saturday, October 15th at  in Kent.  For more information, view this flyer.

Healthy Weight Management in Primary Care

This eLearning course gives providers tools for beginning  to discuss weight and weight management during a medical visit respectfully, as well as offering practical counseling approaches to assist clients. Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, registered nurses, counselors and others who work in primary care settings. For more information, view a flyer, or use this link to register.

Clinical Practice Algorithm for Prediabetes and Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetes

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

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.

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.

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.

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...activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources for the Washington State Diabetes Network to foster collaboration and communication. The Washington State Diabetes Network is 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 residents of Washington.
Healthy Fall Recipes from Million Hearts


As the weather changes, appetites turn toward healthy packed lunches and comfort foods. Million Hearts has you covered with yummy recipes for autumn, like Rainbow Chopped Salad with Orange-Oregano Dressing



 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