Body

The Diabetes Connection page is dedicated to help health professionals, non-clinical based partners and individuals reduce the impact of diabetes in our communities with information, resources, and links. 

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can have a significant effect on the individual and their family. 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.


Two million Washingtonians have prediabetes and only 1 out of 4 are aware that they have prediabetes. Refer your clients to the risk test at www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest.