Welcome to WADE, The Washington Association of Diabetes Educators


What do you do when you have a problem like low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)? Do you know what caused it? How can you help reduce the risk of it happening in the future? Everyone encounters problems with their diabetes control; you can’t plan for every situation you may face. However, there are some problem-solving skills that can help you prepare for the unexpected—and make a plan for dealing with similar problems in the future.

Some of the most important problem-solving skills for diabetes self-care are learning how to recognize and react too high and low blood sugar levels and learning how to manage on days when you are sick.

Your diabetes educator can help you develop the skills to identify situations that could upset your diabetes control.

The information and links on this website are not a substitute for comprehensive education you will receive from diabetes educator.  Find an educator and program near you

[PDF: My Action Plan to Solve a Problem]

[VIDEO:  Problem Solving - Thinking Outside of the Box!]

[VIDEO: Getting Ready for Your Diabetes Care Visit]


Treating Low Blood Sugar

[PDF:  Treatments for Low Blood Sugar]

[VIDEO: Diabetes Basics: Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia ]



Identifying Reasons for High or Low Blood Sugar

[PDF: How Often are Your Blood Results in Target?]

[PDF: 360-View]

[VIDEO: Testing in Pairs]

 [PDF: Testing in Pairs]

Being Prepared for Unexpected Events

[PDF: Managing Sick Days]

[PDF: Sick day Checklist]

[PDF: Sick Days]

[PDF: When You Travel]

[PDF: Preparing for an Emergency]

[VIDEO:  Diabetes & Insulin: How do I travel safely in a car?]

[VIDEO:  Sick Day Rules in Diabetes]

[VIDEO:  Diabetes & Insulin: Safe airplane travel]

[VIDEO:  NDEP| Diabetes Travel Tips]

[VIDEO: Diabetes Travel Tips]

[PDF: 10 ways to beat the heat and stay healthy during the summer]

[PDF: Patient Assistance Programs Saving Money on Your Diabetes Medicine]

For Diabetes Educators

dLife Videos (topics on all AADE 7 from Healthy Eating to Reducing Risk)