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 focused on diabetes.

We invite your involvement in the latest upcoming campaigns.

World Diabetes Day 2023

Access to diabetes care: if not now, when?

World Diabetes Day November 14 marks a very special day in the calendar for people with diabetes and the communities that support them. We celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) on this day, as it is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1921.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created the day, which has become the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign, reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. According to the IDF, the World Diabetes Day campaign aims to be the:

  • platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year.
  • global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.

The campaign logo is a blue circle which signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic. The WDD campaign focuses on a dedicated theme that runs for one or more years. The theme for 2021-23 is Access to Care, with a focus on the need to improve access to diabetes care and highlight the need for more action to prevent diabetes and its complications. There have been decades of innovations and learnings, spanning technology, medication and psychological impacts, all to improve diabetes management. Tapping into the latest information and support can be life changing.

Diabetes SA is encouraging all people at risk or living with diabetes to engage with their healthcare professionals, to access the care and support that is required to manage their condition (or reduce their risk).

Take the next step and access the services and support available to you at Diabetes SA.

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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.