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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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Professional Education Summit
Emerging Trends in Diabetes Care

Saturday, October 17, 2015

EvergreenHealth Medical Center
Kirkland, WA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ADA's first annual CME event in Washington State is designed for primary care physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, nurses, certified diabetes educators, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes. The Summit is sponsored by Premera Blue Cross and EvergreenHealth.

Register and Learn More:
Online registration only. Space is limited. Go to: 

Have General Questions? 
Contact Brenda Wright at or (206) 282-4616 ext. 7223.


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