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Diabetes Care

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Phone Number: +1 (253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 858 4657 4339


Approximately 582,000 people in Washington (9.7% of adults), have been diagnosed with diabetes, with an estimated cost of $6.7 billion each year. According to IHME data, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death and impaired plasma glucose is the 3rd leading cause of death and disability in Washington. At the same time, Washington state performs below the NCQA 25th percentile for blood sugar testing for people with diabetes. Additionally, there are significant disparities in diabetes diagnosis and access to medication, with Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and AIAN having a higher prevalence of diabetes, and low socioeconomic status has been associated with a lower uptake of high-cost insulin.

Next Meeting Time Materials
October 16th 8:00 – 9:30am TBD

Past Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 12 January Agenda
Draft Charter and Roster
February 9 February Agenda
January Minutes
Discussion Slides
Sample Goals Spreadsheet
March 9 March Agenda
February Minutes
Workforce Wellbeing Notes
Breakout Session Discussion Guide
April 13 April Agenda
March Minutes
Topic Prioritization
Diabetes Discussion Slides – April
May 11 May Agenda
April Minutes
May Interim Evidence Review Report
June 8 June Agenda
May Minutes
June Evidence Report and Discussion Worksheet
July July Agenda
June Minutes
July Evidence Report and Discussion Worksheet
Draft Recommendations on Dental Care&Diabetes
September September Agenda
August Minutes
Draft Report and Recommendations
Read our Charter

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Norifumi Kamo, MD (chair) Section Head, Adult Primary Care Virginia Mason Medical Center