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Patient Education Materials

A list of resources for Health Professionals to give to their patients to help them prevent and better manage their diabetes.

4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life

An easy-to-read booklet for people with diabetes

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ADA DiabetesPro Professional Resources Online

Search ADA's vast library of online resources to find quick answers to your clinical questions.

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American Diabetes Association MyFoodAdvisor™

MyFoodAdvisor™ is a free unique calorie and carbohydrate counting tool that can help with diabetes management and nutrition.

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American Diabetes Association Where Do I Begin? Booklet

This booklet, available in English and bilingual (English/Spanish), answers many of the big questions patients have at diagnosis. It provides the information patients need to know on day one without overwhelming them with too much information.

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Diabetes Management During Disasters for Health Professionals

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Materials for Study or Distribution by Health Care Professionals

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Health Education Resource Exchange (H.E.R.E.)

An online information exchange site for Health Educators and other Health Professionals in Washington State.

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Information for Healthy Vision

Information from the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health for people with diabetes to learn about diabetic eye disease and how to protect your vision.

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Más que comida, es vida. (It’s more than food. It’s Life.)

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) announces the updated Más que comida, es vida. (It’s more than food. It’s Life.) nutritional campaign for Hispanics/Latinos with diabetes and their families.

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National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.

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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)

NDIC was established in 1978 to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public.

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National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)

Educational materials for patients, families, health professionals, and laboratory professionals

Read More…, an award winning resource for health professionals, is the the website of the National Diabetes Education Initiative.

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Stanford University CDSMP

A website with information about Stanford's Chronic Disease Self Management Program and other similar interventions.

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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