Our Mission :
The Diabetes Association of Pierce County is a non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer agency dedicated to the improvement of the well-being of individuals with diabetes and their families, as well as protecting the health of those who may develop diabetes mellitus.
Our agency maintains a year round, free diabetes screening program in the community for the public. To be tested you must be 18 years or older. Please click "learn more" below for a list of screening locations.
List of resources for people with limited income. Please click "learn more" below for more details.
We offer three education programs to the community:
"Diabetes Self Care Workshops" are for adults living with diabetes and their families.
"Diabetes Education In The Community For Kids" (DECK) provides training and certification for school personnel caring for a child with type 1 diabetes while at school.
"Food Science for Kids" offers education on nutrition and exercise to promote healthy family lifestyles.
Please click "learn more" below for more details.
Our agency stresses the importance of prevention and education related to diabetes mellitus. Our organization also concentrates on the services to the general public by disseminating accurate information about diabetes mellitus, highlighting the importance of early onset recognition through our screening program, the importance of medical supervision and treatment, and methods pertaining to proper management and self glucose monitoring. We also offer a day camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
1. Material on this web site -www.dapc.info is for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding medical conditions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this web site.
2. Diabetes Association of Pierce County (DAPC) does not monitor or endorse, and is not responsible for any agency, research project, support group, class or event except for the events in which DAPC is the sponsoring agent, e.g. Panther Day Camp, diabetes self-care workshops, and public detection screenings.
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Send mail to: DAPC; PO Box 110427; Tacoma, WA; 98411-0427, with questions or comments about this web site.