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World Diabetes Day

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.

As the number of people with diabetes continues to rise across the world, the role of nurses and other health professional support staff becomes increasingly important in managing the impact of the condition.

There are a number of ways that you can help spread the word:

  • Use the officials hashtags #WorldDiabetesDay and #NursesMakeTheDifference and share IDF’s social media activity.
  • Join the twitter chat on The Role of the Nurses in Diabetes Care, starting Friday, November 13 at 0600 PST.
  • Take a look at the resources you can share, from posters to videos.
  • Get a toolkit with everything you need to know about spreading the word.
  • Organise a diabetes information session for residents in your community.
  • Organise a ‘Learn about diabetes’ event in schools or through online learning platforms.
  • Exercise in blue or join the Global Diabetes Walk.
  • Help people learn their potential risk of type 2 diabetes with IDF’s online test.
  • Organise a themed activity with your healthcare team.
  • Arrange an activity with your work colleagues.
  • Organise, sponsor or take part in a local diabetes fair.
  • Keep COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions in mind and hold events remotely.

World Diabetes Day is an annual campaign created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.

Sign up for the Type 2 Diabetes Network, led by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council in partnership with the Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability, to keep up-to-date on our latest work and opportunities to collaborate! Check out our resources, including the Environmental Scan of type 2 diabetes in BC.