This years World Diabetes Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 14 November. The campaign acknowledges the family and the important role they play in the care and support of people living with diabetes. We are celebrating families and showing our appreciation for the things they do every day to care for those living with diabetes.
There are currently 1.3 million Australians living with diabetes. For every person who is living with diabetes, there are family, friends, health professionals and carers offering support which doubles or maybe even triples the number of people dealing with the challenges of diabetes every day.
Help us spread the word about diabetes signs and symptoms
Please help us raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes by sharing posters your workplace, community or school. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is the key in helping to prevent and delay life-threatening complications. If type 1 diabetes is not detected early, it can be fatal. While a delayed diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can lead to complications like blindness, amputation, kidney or heart disease.
Download these posters and share them in your workplace, community, school or with friends. You can also download fact sheets here on a variety of topics to help the people you see.
Did you know that a healthy lifestyle which includes a healthy diet and exercise can delay or prevent nearly 60% of type 2 diabetes? When families and friends eat healthy meals and exercises together, everyone benefits and it encourages behaviour that can help prevent type 2 diabetes. This World Diabetes Day we’re acknowledging everyone in our diabetes family and those who care for them. Together, we’re making sure that no one is dealing with the challenges of diabetes alone.
World Diabetes Day 2019 has three main focus areas, information is available on the IDF website:
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) has developed a free online course to help people learn more about living with diabetes, show them where to go for support and provide links to additional information and resources. Participants can enrol here to start learning today
To improve the support you provide to people living with diabetes we have a number of eLearning programs and webinars. View all our available programs here