Nearly two million Washingtonians at risk of diabetes | Department of Health

But 10 out of 11 people are unaware they live with prediabetes.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00pm
  • News

Almost two million Washingtonians live with prediabetes, but according to 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey data, only 1 out of 11 reported being aware of having prediabetes.

“Taking a screening online or with a healthcare provider in person is now easier than ever,” said Lacy M. Fehrenbach, Assistant Secretary, Division of Prevention and Community Health. “For so many Washingtonians who are at risk of—or who may already have—diabetes, getting screened can be a critical first step toward better health.”

Watch (English or Spanish) DOH’s Alexandro Pow-Sang, diabetes prevention lead, Prevention and Community Health, talk about getting screened online at www.doihaveprediabetes.org.

“This November, our focus is for Washingtonians to get screened for diabetes and prediabetes [and to] take the risk test, it takes less than a minute,” said Pow Sang.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. All month long DOH is taking part in the global conversation around how to prevent and control risk for diabetes. For more information, visit the Diabetes Connection website.

The DOH website is your source for a healthy dose of information. Find us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter. Sign-up for the DOH blog, Public Health Connection.

More in News

It was close, but Pierce library levy is approved

Only 951 more votes approved the levy than rejected it.

Bonney Lake construction company fined for underpaying workers

I&C Northwest is also banned from working on any public projects.

Chain-up or pay up on Snoqualmie | WSDOT

Not using chains or any other approved alternatives could net you a $500 ticket.

Enumclaw High will have full-time police officer assigned to campus

The district starting having the conversation about having a School Resource Officer after the 2018 Parkland shooting.

Dead passengers in fatal SR 164 crash identified

One of the passengers was a local middle schooler.

Bonney Lake man arrested in connection with drug ring

Charles Joslyn, 38, is being charged with helping smuggle and distribute heroin, crystal meth, and fentanyl-laced drugs in Washington.

Open house on plan for new White River Bridge

Sen. Phil Fortunato hopes that active constituents can help convince the legislature to make money available to create a new bridge over the White River before 2040, which is when WSDOT recommends the bridge be built.

Fenatyl deaths increasing; tests find it in more substances | Department of Health

The state Department of Health is expecting a 70 percent increase in Fenatyl deaths from last year.

Santa to ride through Buckley

Find out when Saint Nick will be arriving in your neighborhood next week.

Most Read