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Promotional Materials Available for the National Diabetes Prevention Program

FlyerEngGeneralLooking to help spread the word about Diabetes Prevention? Our “You Can Make a Change for Life” campaign lets people know that, while they may be at risk for diabetes, they can take action to prevent its onset. These materials are intended to promote programs that are recognized or pending recognition from the National Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. For links to campaign materials, click here.

The Health Insurance Marketplace

Two new documents to help people with diabetes make sense of the changing Health Insurance Marketplace are now available from the American Diabetes Association.

One document, Health Insurance Update: Protections for People with Diabetes outlines what existing and new protections exist to help make sure that health insurance is as affordable as possible. The Health Insurance Marketplace and People with Diabetes is a document that talks about options for health insurance and provides tips for comparing how diabetes is treated in different plans.

To get more information about Health Insurance options in Washington,  visit or call toll-free 1-855-WAFINDER

Welcome to the Diabetes Connection

All about the Washington State Diabetes Connection, the web portal of the Washington State Diabetes Network!

The purpose of this website is:

  • To serve as a clearinghouse of activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources relating to the Washington State Diabetes Plan

  • To foster collaboration and communication within the Washington State Diabetes Network
  • To provide useful, credible information to people and organizations doing work to prevent and control diabetes among residents of Washington.
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American Stroke Month

May is American Stroke Month!

Partners throughout Washington are aiming to emphasize the ability of all people in Washington to act as "Stroke Heroes" - a campaign started by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  Being a stroke hero means recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and calling 9-1-1 right away.  Find AHA/ASA's Stroke Month resources here as well as a Stroke Education Toolkit here and join partners in educating communities to recognize a stroke F.A.S.T.

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


 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