Diabetes is a serious disease where your blood glucose is too high. People who have diabetes are at higher risk of serious health complications including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and lower extremity amputations in adults.
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- In type 1 diabetes the body does not make insulin. People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin every day.
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- Gestational diabetes may occur when a woman is pregnant. Gestational diabetes raises a woman’s risk of getting type 2 diabetes over the course of her life. It raises her child’s risk of being overweight and developing diabetes.
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Local Diabetes Resources
Diabetes prevention and self-management in-person classes are available in Chelan and Douglas counties.
Learn how to live a healthier lifestyle and prevent type 2 diabetes.
For children 8-12 years old
Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Learn how to manage and control your diabetes.
Columbia Valley Community Health – Diabetes Education Series
Confluence Health – “Caring For You and Your Diabetes” Program
Phone: (509)664-4868 x2327
Diabetes Educational Materials
I Have Type 1 Diabetes
- JDFR Resources – Find the information, support, & tools to help manage type 1 diabetes
- New to Type 1 Diabetes – Order FREE type 1 diabetes kit for children & their families here.
I Want to Prevent Diabetes
- Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
- Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes – Call 1-888-693-6337 to get your FREE booklet
I Have Type 2 Diabetes
- Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program – FREE 12 month program to help you learn to live well with diabetes
- Tips to Help You Stay Healthy with Diabetes
I Have Gestational Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes – Informational packet with diabetes log book
North Central Washington Diabetes Coalition
The North Central Washington Diabetes Coalition (NCWDC) supports residents and healthcare professionals in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan county. The Coalition focuses on diabetes prevention and early detection, clinical care of residents with pre-diabetes and diabetes, and diabetes self-management through awareness, education, and skill-building.
Meetings are held monthly. For more information, email NCWDiabetesCoalition@gmail.com