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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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...a clearinghouse of activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources.  We aim to provide useful, credible information to the Washington State Diabetes Network, and to foster collaboration and communication. The Washington State Diabetes Network is 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 residents of Washington.
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 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