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The Washington State University Diabetes Awareness and Education program engages people with diabetes to seek regular and appropriate care for diabetes. The project promotes early detection and treatment to prevent or reduce the severity of complications from diabetes. The program works with national, state and community partners to promote diabetes awareness and education.


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WSU Extension is involved in the the Leadership Team of the Diabetes Network. Sue Butkus, Extension Nutrition Specialist, is the 2007-2008 Chair of the Evaluation Workgroup. Shirley Broughton, Diabetes Project Coordinator, participates as 2007-2008 Co-Chair of the Communications Workgroup. Karen Barale, Extension Educator, is 2007-2008 coordinator of a regional coalition, Community Partners for Diabetes Health (Pierce County).
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