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Type 2 and You: Free Diabetes Educational Workshops Happening This SPRING NEW!

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will be offering a free program for people living with type 2 diabetes, and their loved ones, in South King County.  The program, called "Type 2 and You," includes four educational workshops, offered once per month, in the Kent, WA area.  For more information and the program contact, please see this flyer

New Video Highlights Importance of Water for Good Oral Health NEW!

As part of The Mighty Mouth Campaign, Washington Dental Service Foundation recently partnered with University of California San Francisco and the University of Washington to develop "Share the Love, Share the Water," a two minute animated, engaging video for Latino/a audiences that explains in plain language with fun images the benefits of drinking water to keep our bodies - including our mouths - healthier.  

Tips to Help You Stay Healthy with Diabetes

View this useful handout in English or Spanish from the National Diabetes Education Program, which includes a Diabetes Care Record and Action Plan.  Also check out the Good and Cheap cookbook (NEW!) and consider using it as a resource in a diabetes prevention and/or management class.

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

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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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. To see the most current progress update, click here. 

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

Looking for information on Health Transformation in Washington State? Get info on upcoming webinars and the latest news at HealthierWA



 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