National Diabetes Week

 

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 2020

As part of National Diabetes Week 2020 (12-18 July), Diabetes SA will be highlighting the importance of ‘Taking action for your 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. 

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 your name and address to healthservices@diabetessa.com.au

National Diabetes Week Webinar

Additionally, Diabetes SA is holding a LIVE webinar for NDSS registrants and their families on Tuesday 14 July which will focus on ‘Taking action for your health and wellbeing ’.  

  • Mental Health – Miriam Henke, Psychologist
  • Annual Cycle of Care to Promote Management for Preventing Complications – Endocrinologist
  • Foot Health – Lynne Corbett, Podiatrist and Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Webinar details

  • This webinar is FREE to people registered with the NDSS and Diabetes SA members
  • Registration closes the day prior at 4pm.
  • Register online

Raising awareness about diabetes

With just over 6% of the South Australian community diagnosed with diabetes there is a real need to not only communicate to the broader community information about what diabetes is, the different types and management involved, but raise awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention (type 2) diabetes.

AUSDRISK Tool – are you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

We are encouraging the general community to check their risk for type 2 diabetes through the dissemination of the AUSDRISK tool.

Annual Cycle of Care

We are encouraging people living with diabetes to update your personal care plan and ensure you follow the Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care (a list of the health checks for the review of your diabetes).

Completing an annual cycle of care and maintaining your own plan can help prevent or delay the onset of complications, and help you lead a healthier life. The Burden of Diabetes in Australia: It’s Time for More Action report (July 2018) noted that there were ‘significant deficiencies in important routine checks for many people with diabetes’. This has never been more evident in recent months with the COVID-19 situation, where reportedly between 30-40% of people have not followed up with important checks.