Diabetes Connection

The Diabetes Connection page is dedicated to help health professionals, non-clinical based partners and individuals reduce the impact of diabetes in our communities. This site contains information, resources, and links that are intended to help improve the health outcomes of our communities and reduce the impact of diabetes in our state. 

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can have a significant impact on the individual. Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause damage to blood vessels throughout the body. This in turn affects the blood supply to the heart and brain that could lead to heart disease and stroke. Heart disease affects individuals with diabetes almost twice as often as it affects people without diabetes. 

The Washington State Department of Health’s Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Program maintains this site in collaboration with partners in the Cardiovascular and Diabetes Network Leadership Team. 

For more information about this page, please email diabetes@doh.wa.gov.