A powerful way to help reduce the impact of diabetes is to raise awareness – in our community, our state and all around Australia.
Every year, Diabetes SA presents, promotes and participates in awareness campaigns on diabetes.
We invite your involvement in the latest upcoming campaigns.
National Diabetes Week 2019
Diabetes SA would like to invite you and your organisation to get involved in this year’s National Diabetes Awareness Week which takes place the week of 14-20 July 2019.
As part of National Diabetes Week 2019, Diabetes SA will be highlighting ‘A prescription for health and wellbeing’.
As part of the awareness campaign, Diabetes SA will be distributing a free National Diabetes Week Resource Kit for health professionals to download or order.
FREE type 2 diabetes risk assessment
Half a million Australians have silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. It’s estimated that 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing the condition. Understanding your risk of developing type 2 diabetes can help you to make changes that can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Early detection of type 2 diabetes can reduce the risk of diabetes related complications.
Drop in to Diabetes SA during National Diabetes Week for a FREE diabetes risk assessment with our health professionals. This includes:
- AUSDRISK - questionnaire based risk assessment tool
- HbA1c - on-the-spot finger prick blood test
Where: 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
When: 15 – 18 July 9am – 6pm and 19 July 9am – 5pm
National Diabetes Week Resource Kit for Health Professionals
This year's Resource Kit is currently being developed and available to pre-order. It contains:
For more information and to pre-order your resource kit, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
National Diabetes Week Seminar
Additionally, this year’s NDW seminar takes a look at three vital organs that can be affected by diabetes: eyes, kidneys and the heart. The seminar offers an opportunity for people living with diabetes and their families to learn from the experts working in these fields with a focus on how to prevent complications as well as the latest treatments available.
A prescription for your health and wellbeing
Prescription for your health and wellbeing involves planning for one’s own health and wellbeing, this may include setting individual goals and having clear and concise conversations that embrace an individual’s own health beliefs and values for optimal self-management.
The key messages for this year’s campaign include:
- Knowing that diabetes self-management can be complex and the importance of understanding what checks are required, when and why.
- Improving communication between health professionals and people living with diabetes to be engaging and supportive.
- Understanding that knowledge can empower people living with diabetes to be confident in their choices and support.
- Raising awareness of a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes through promotion of the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment (AUSDRISK) Tool.