World Diabetes Day is November 14th, 2017
Diabetes affects 30 million people in the U.S., and 627,000 people in Washington State. Additionally, 84 million people in the U.S., including 2 million in Washington State, have prediabetes. Diabetes has serious human and economic costs for our communities.
The World Diabetes Day Washington (WDDWashington) campaign 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, and
• Informing people on the importance of diabetes prevention.
Over the next several weeks we will be helping to increase diabetes awareness and decrease the impact of diabetes in our state
by encouraging #diabetesmanagement, #diabetesawareness, and #diabetesprevention.
Learn more about diabetes in Washington State at https://diabetes.doh.wa.gov/