Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. Learn how to manage diabetes and how to prevent kidney disease.


Northwest Kidney Centers works to prevent kidney disease by helping people understand how to avoid or manage diabetes. We aim to address health disparities, reach underserved populations, and respond to community needs by supporting local, grassroots diabetes education in western Washington.

Here are some resources we recommend:


African Americans Reach and Teach Health Ministry
Locate diabetes workshops in King County.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Learn how to monitor your diabetes and stay healthy.

Centers for Disease Control Diabetes page
Access a range of diabetes information from tips to resources for delaying and living with diabetes.

Diabetes Food Hub
Find solutions to daily meal planning challenges: an innovative meal planner, editable shopping lists, tips from food experts and more.

Diabetes and Your Kidneys
If you are living with diabetes, there are several things you can do to keep your kidneys healthy. Find out how and what to ask your doctor.
If you need copies of the diabetes card mailed to you, please contact Syrenka Slettebak at 206-720-8540 or syrenka.slettebak@nwkidney.org.

Diabetes in Older People
Find a range of diabetes information and resources geared at older adults from the National Institute of Health.

Do I Have Prediabetes?
Take the risk quiz to learn more. One third of Americans have prediabetes.

¿Podria Tener Prediabetes?
El risk quiz en espanol.

Holiday Eating
Try these tips for celebrating with family and friends while keeping yourself healthy and happy. Try these diabetes-friendly recipes for Wild Rice Stuffing and Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.

Holiday Recipes
Learn how to buy the best turkey and keep it moist while cooking. These diabetes-friendly recipes include Easy Roast Salt-free Turkey and Turkey Barley Soup.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Learn about the disease and how to prevent complications.

Washington 2-1-1
Search for local diabetes prevention classes, diabetes self-management workshops and other resources.

Washington State Diabetes Connection
Find out about free diabetes educational workshops in Washington and get tips to help you stay healthy with diabetes.

World Diabetes Day
Check out the World Diabetes Day Washington social media tool kit.  Use it to post diabetes messages on your or your organization’s Facebook page or Twitter feed.

If you have questions about Northwest Kidney Centers work in the community to fight diabetes, contact Syrenka Slettebak at 206-720-8540 or syrenka.slettebak@nwkidney.org.