Washingtonians are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know it. It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes, and currently 1 in 5 health care dollars is spent caring for someone with diabetes.
Stop Diabetes Initiative
For residents of South Snohomish County.
The Stop Diabetes Initiative (SDI) aims to educate and empower families to take ownership of their health, increase their knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices and use available resources to prevent diabetes and the serious complications of diabetes.
Become a Diabetes Advocate!
Over 3,500 Advocates engage with the Association locally every year and advocate on behalf of those living with diabetes and prediabetes.
Wellness Lives Here
A new corporate wellness platform designed to make your workplace and employees healthier and more productive.
Take advantage of our wide variety of continuing education activities for health care professionals such as the Washington Diabetes Summit (Kirkland, WA) and the Annual Diabetes Practice Update (Portland, OR). Each activity has been developed by leaders in the field of diabetes with the goal of providing you cutting-edge education to advance knowledge, and strategies to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.
Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators and other health care professionals.
For more information about Professional Education opportunities, please vist professional.diabetes.org.
We welcome your help.
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer — whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.