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World Diabetes Day 2020 – The Nurse and Diabetes
Each year on November 14, Diabetes SA join the global awareness campaign:
World Diabetes Day (WDD). The date is significant as it marks the birthday of
Sir Frederick Banting, who was responsible for the discovery of insulin, along
with Charles Best in 1922. A real life changer for so many people.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) created
WDD back in the 90’s, it now reaches over 1 billion
people, drawing attention to the issues that impact
over 416 million people who live with diabetes
around the world. The campaign logo is a blue circle
which signifies the unity of the diabetes community.
Every year the campaign has a focus or theme, with
the 2020 theme being The Nurse and Diabetes.
The Nurse and Diabetes aims to raise
awareness around the crucial role that
nurses play in supporting people living
According to the IDF, nurses currently account for
over half of the global health workforce. They do
outstanding work to support people living with a
wide range of health concerns. People who either
live with diabetes or are at risk of developing the
condition need their support too.
There remains a significant
need for more education and
funding to equip nurses around
the world with the skills to
support people living with
diabetes and those at risk of
developing type 2 diabetes.
In Australia, nurses work across many areas where they
will provide care to a person living with diabetes or at risk.
From the GP Practice to the Emergency Department,
to the community setting, nurses play a key role in:
The recognition of diabetes to ensure prompt treatment.
- Providing self-management education and psychological
support for people living with diabetes with the aim of
- Raising awareness of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes
and providing education and support to help prevent
World Diabetes Day Seminar: Innovations in Diabetes Management
Diabetes SA has a number of media spokespeople who can assist you with information about diabetes, healthy lifestyle, diabetes management and other topics of interest for people with diabetes.
Please direct all enquiries to:
Sabine Kloss, Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone 1300 198 204