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Millions in state don't know their risk of diabetes

 

November 21, 2018



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...



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