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Some of the many ways we empower people to live well with diabetes.
National Diabetes Week 2019
National Diabetes Week (NDW) runs
from 14 July until 20 July. It’s a great
opportunity to raise awareness of
diabetes in the community.
With 6.1% 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 of (type 2) diabetes.
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 recommended, 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.
A prescription for your health and wellbeing
A plan or prescription for health for a person with
diabetes includes healthy eating, physical activity,
maintaining a healthy weight, managing your
medications, reducing stress and having regular
check-ups with your doctor. The diabetes annual
cycle of care is a list of the health checks for the
review of your diabetes (it’s the minimum level of
care for a person with diabetes).
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.
A recent report (Burden of Diabetes in Australia: It’s
Time for More Action July 2018) noted that there
were ‘significant deficiencies in important routine
checks for many people with diabetes’.
To address this and help our
members work through the
vast amount of information
available we have updated
our resource ‘Goals of
This booklet incorporates
the annual cycle of care.
It is a guide to help you
understand the checks
that are required, what the
numbers mean for you, how often you need your
checks, and why they are important in preventing
diabetes related complications.
The booklet has some great information about
diabetes management for health and wellbeing,
setting goals to help you think about options you
have for making changes, and an area to record
your own health results. There is also a section on
tips to help you get the most out of your GP
appointment! You can download a copy from our website or call us for the booklet to be posted to you.
Burden of Diabetes in Australia:
It’s Time for More Action July 2018
ONLY 40 PER CENT OF PEOPLE
WITH DIABETES COMPLETE
THE ANNUAL CYCLE OF CARE
This year for National Diabetes Week we have
invited three experts to share their knowledge at our
annual NDW seminar and we will be distributing campaign packs to GP practices, pharmacies, and hospitals.
Join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to help raise awareness about diabetes and 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:
Marketing & Communications
Phone 1300 198 204