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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 http://flushot.healthmap.org/. For more information on diabetes and vaccines, see this handout in English and in Spanish.
View the screening and treatment pathway recommendations for adults to identify abnormal blood glucose.