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Welcome to the Diabetes Connection

 The web portal for the Washington State Diabetes Network


Spread the Word: Use the Prediabetes Awareness Social Media Toolkit

To help get the word out on social media, The Ad Council has provided social media messaging and graphics that your organization can share across its Facebook and Twitter channels. Don't forget the hashtag: #prediabetes.

Reducing Health Disparities: How Two Clinicians Address the Social Determinants of Health with Their Patients

View this recorded webinar Hosted by Qualis Health's Practice Innovation Network, providers Linn Gould, MS, MPH and  Julian Perez, MD, and medical student Navee Sidhu, present on how one community health center works to reduce health disparities and create health equity.

Clinical Practice Algorithm for Prediabetes and Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetes

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

Diabetes Epidemic and Action Report: Aligning Priorities

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 also contributed to the report.

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. Stay tuned for ways to get involved as a stakeholder in this report.

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...a clearinghouse of activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources.  We aim to provide useful, credible information to the Washington State Diabetes Network, and 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.
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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