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World Diabetes Day

A time to shine a light on the burden of diabetes internationally, nationally, and locally.

Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Washington State.  Approximately 11% of the adult population in Washington State has diabetes.  More than 627,000 individuals (or 1 in 9) are living with the disease, and around 2 million more are living with pre-diabetes, which could become type 2 diabetes in the future. The World Diabetes Day Washington (WDDWashington) goal is to boost awareness of this rising health concern, promote early screening, and effective management by:

  • Celebrating and encouraging those maintaining or working towards a healthy lifestyle
  • Increasing awareness and educating our communities
  • Informing people on the importance of diabetes prevention

You can help increase awareness through social media:

Schedule an appointment with a Diabetes Educator: https://www.multicare.org/diabetes/ 

Diabetes Class Schedule

Call MultiCare's Center for Diabetes Education at:

  • 253-403-1726 for Tacoma / Gig Harbor / Lakewood
  • 253-372-7010 Ext. 2 for Covington / Auburn / Kent
  • 253-697-1356 Ext. 3 for Puyallup / Spanaway

Resources:

Prediabetes Risk Test     

diabetes.doh.wa.gov    

worlddiabetesday.org/get-involved   

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