Awareness

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.

World Diabetes Day Seminar – Research & Innovation

World Diabetes Day on November 14 is a worldwide diabetes awareness campaign. Every year World Diabetes Day reaches more than 1 billion people in over 160 countries and aims to highlight key issues relating to diabetes.

World Diabetes Day this year will be honoured with two concurrent seminars from Diabetes SA. The first seminar will focus on the latest research and innovations for people living with type 1 diabetes and their families, and the second seminar will present two expert speakers focused on informed research for people living with type 2 diabetes and their families.

Concurrent Seminar 1 – Type 1 Diabetes

Guest speaker Professor Toby Coates will discuss the latest research and innovation: “Treating diabetes in new ways in SA: islets transplanted in the skin and the new whole pancreas transplants – two unique programs only offered in SA.”

Guest speaker Dr Jessica Stranks will discuss up-to-date diabetes technology: “Technology and Diabetes – to infinity and beyond!”

Event details

  • Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
  • Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Light refreshments will be provided at 7.30pm
  • Venue: Riverbank Rooms 6, 7 & 8, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
  • Cost: This seminar is FREE to people registered with the NDSS
  • Click here to book online.

Concurrent Seminar 2 – Type 2 Diabetes

Guest speaker Professor Christopher Rayner will discuss his research into gut function: “A bittersweet story: harnessing nutrients to modify gut function and control diabetes”.

Guest speaker Miriam Henke, Health Psychologist with a special interest in Mind-Body Medicine will discuss: “Mental wellbeing for the whole family: How to best care for yourself and your loved ones when diabetes is a part of your everyday life.

Event details

  • Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
  • Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Light refreshments will be provided at 7.30pm
  • Venue: Riverbank Rooms 6, 7 & 8, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
  • Cost: This seminar is FREE to people registered with the NDSS
  • Click here to book online.

In addition, there will be trade displays for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes including the different insulin pumps, smart meters and continuous blood glucose monitoring devices.

Our past Awareness Campaigns

Here are some of the many diabetes awareness campaigns we’ve been involved in:

  • National Diabetes Week July 2018
  • World Diabetes Day 2017
  • Women’s Health Week 2017
  • National Diabetes Week 2017: Importance of the annual cycle of care for optimal diabetes management
  • World Health Day 2017: Depression, let's talk
  • Australia’s Healthy Weight Week
  • World Diabetes Day 2016
  • National Diabetes Week 2016
  • World Health Day 2016: Diabetes
  • World Diabetes Day 2015
  • National Diabetes Week 2015
  • The NDSS can help you live better with diabetes – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Australia’s Healthy Weight Week
  • World Diabetes Day 2014 - Go Blue For Breakfast
  • National Diabetes Week 2014
  • National Diabetes Week 2013
  • National Diabetes Week 2012
  • National Diabetes Week 2011
  • National Diabetes Week 2010

Support Diabetes SA

Diabetes SA is here to provide vital services, education, programs and support to people living with diabetes.

However, as a non-government funded charity, we can’t do it alone.

We rely on the generosity of people like you to help us empower people to live well with diabetes.

Click here to donate online. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.