November is Diabetes Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Find ways to participate here.
Sign up for a National Diabetes Education Program webinar explaining the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) 2015-2020 updates. Two nutrition experts will discuss recommendations for developing healthier eating patterns, suggestions for small, manageable dietary changes, and resources for putting the DGA into practice.
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.
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.
View the screening and treatment pathway recommendations for adults to identify abnormal blood glucose.
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.