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Diabetes Week 2018

National Diabetes Month 2017

National Diabetes Month 2017

Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day. You are the most important member of your diabetes care team, but you don’t have to manage your diabetes alone. Seek support from health care professionals, your family, friends, and community to manage your diabetes. Watch the video below, and when you’re ready learn more about managing your diabetes. Help Promote National Diabetes Month! We encourage partners, organizations, and health care professionals to use our resources and share our 2017 theme in their communities. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Prevention Week April 16-222018

Diabetes Prevention Week April 16-222018

Diabetes Prevention Week April 16-222018 April 16-22 isDiabetes Prevention Week. Wokingham Library and other libraries in the Borough now stock books and leaflets that can help raise public awareness of the risks of Type 2 Diabetes and how it can be prevented. Type 2 diabetes can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation and early death. Find out if you are at risk by visiting diabetes.org.uk/risk #PreventingType2 Certain groups are at high-risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. You can help to prevent it by eating healthily, being more active & losing weight. Calculate your risk at diabetes.org.uk/risk and ask your GP practice about the NHS #Type2Diabetes Prevention Programme #PreventingType2 The NHS #T2Diabetes Prevention Programme provides free, personalised, tailored advice on eating healthily, being more active and losing weight. Ask your GP or Practice Nurse if you are eligible to take part and assess your own risk at diabetes.org.uk/risk #PreventingType2 Continue reading >>

Awareness Campaigns

Awareness Campaigns

World Diabetes Day is the world's largest diabetes awareness campaign and ismarked every year on November 14. World Diabetes Day reaches over 1 billionpeople in over 160 countries and aims to highlight key issues relating to diabetes. Women and Diabetes our right to a healthy future This year's theme focuses on women who are currently living with diabetes and the need to promote affordable and equitable access to essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes. The theme also highlights the importance of all women adopting healthy lifestyles to increase their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetes from occurring. All women living with diabetes need affordable and equitable access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve their health outcomes. Pregnant women need more access to screening, care and education to achieve positive health outcomes for both mother and child. Women and girls are key agents in the adoption of healthy lifestyles to improve the health and wellbeing of future generations. Click here to find out more about World Diabetes Day 2017 and download the campaign resources. World Diabetes Day Rundle Mall Meet Diabetes SA at Rundle Mall on Tuesday 14 November 2017. To help raise the community's awareness of the prevention of type 2 diabetes, this year Diabetes SA's Health Services Team are heading to Rundle Mall to hand out the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk (AusDrisk) Assessment Tool for everyone to calculate their own risk. If you're in the city on this day, please come along and say hello; our health services team will be on hand if you have any diabetes-related questions. This year Diabetes SA will mark World Diabetes Day with a seminar for Continue reading >>

College Diabetes Week

College Diabetes Week

Stay tuned for College Diabetes Week 2018, November 12-16, 2018! College Diabetes Week is an annual celebration of living with diabetes in college, diabetes advocacy, diabetes education, and fundraising. It was held November 13-17, 2017. Many thanks to our College Diabetes Week 2017 Sponsors Dexcom , Insulet and Tandem Diabetes who made this CDW so successful.Click eachsponsorsname to learn more about how they worked with CDN Chapters this year. Dexcom is offering free Dexcom activity belts' to every CDN Chapter participating in CDW, as well as having Dexcom representatives attend Chapter events across the country. ForDiabetes Awareness Month (November), Dexcom held a campaign for T1Ds to show off their diabetes warrior status. For every Warrior Call that is shared or posted, Dexcom donated $1 to CDN and other charities supporting T1D! Insulet, makers of the Omnipod Insulin Management System worked with the following CDN Chapters to host Pod Challenges on Campus - for every DemoPod distributed on campus, Insulet donated to CDN! Continue reading >>

Diabetes Week 2018 - Love Your Gut

Diabetes Week 2018 - Love Your Gut

Monday June 11th, 2018Jun 11th, 2018 All Entries You are here: Home / Blog / Diabetes Week 2018 This week is Diabetes Week and Diabetes UKis using it as a platform to Talk About Diabetes. Looking at ways of tackling the issue of difficult conversations with the aim of making it easier for people to approach these conversations with medical professionals, friends or family. Anyone suffering from Diabetes is encouraged to get involved by sharing their top tip for talking about diabetes. In addition you can also access their top tip guides for talking to friends, family, medical professionals and employers: Diabetes UK has also been involved with other organisations and NHS England to develop a new guide called Language Matters published today. The language used by medical professionals can have a significant impact on how people with diabetes and those who care for them feel about living with it every day. At its best, good use of language; verbal, written and non-verbal (body language) which is more inclusive and values based, can lower anxiety, build confidence, educate and help to improve self-care. Conversely, poor communication can be stigmatising, hurtful and undermining of self-care and have a detrimental effect on clinical outcomes. Language Matters is a practical handbook designed to be used and referred to in a clinical setting, rather than sit on a shelf. For further information see: Continue reading >>

International Diabetes Federation - Home

International Diabetes Federation - Home

Putting together an exciting event can be a great way to generate widespread interest around World Diabetes Day and engage families and members of the public, businesses and governments. The World Diabetes Day events map provides a platform to share your WDD activities with the campaign's global audience and to find out what is happening in your area. Submitting your event is an easy way to tell the world what you and the diabetes community are doing to raise diabetes awareness and support people living with diabetes. A variety of resources - toolkit, posters, infographics, merchandize - are available to help mark the day, raise awareness of diabetes and show your support for the more than 420 million people currently living with diabetes and the many more at risk. Led by the International Diabetes Federation, WDD unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. The campaign aims to reflect the realities of dealing with a chronic condition. Continue reading >>

“it’s About Time” We Knew The Early Signs Of Type 1 Diabetes

“it’s About Time” We Knew The Early Signs Of Type 1 Diabetes

“It’s About Time” for National Diabetes Week It is National Diabetes Week from 9-15 July and Diabetes Australia’s "It’s About Time" campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes. Too many Australians are being diagnosed with diabetes too late. The is true for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of major life threatening health problems. “It’s About Time” we detected all types of diabetes earlier and save lives. Too many Australians are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes too late, over 600 people end up in hospital emergency rooms each year very sick, and then find out they have type 1 diabetes. Find out more here Up to 500,000 Australians may have silent , undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. They may have type 2 diabetes for up to seven years before it is diagnosed. During this time type 2 diabetes may be damaging their blood vessels and nerves and causing vision loss, amputations, heart attacks, stroke and kidney damage. Find out more here Diabetes Australia needs your help to support the campaign and spread the word. Ways to support our “It’s About Time” campaign Share our videos which you can download here Share social media tiles and posts Download the type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes posters and display them in your workplace or community Use the hashtags #itsabouttime #ndw2017 Write to your local MP and tell them what it is like to live with diabetes or to care for someone with diabetes Donate to Diabetes Australia here and fund important diabetes research National Diabetes Week July 9-15 2017 www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/itsabouttime Continue reading >>

What Is Diabetes Week?

What Is Diabetes Week?

Tweet Diabetes Week is an annual UK-wide initiative devoted to raising awareness of diabetes and raising money to help fund research into the condition. Set up by British charity group Diabetes UK, this special week is now the annual focal point for all of the charity’s diabetes awareness, campaigning and fundraising activities. Diabetes Week 2017 Diabetes Week 2017 takes place from 12 to 18 June. The theme is setting the record straight about diabetes. Diabetes Week is an annual nationwide event and will see a massive range of community events, challenges, races and walks and much more. What is Diabetes.co.uk doing for Diabetes Week 2017? Stay tuned to the Facebook, Twitter and Forum to see us showing examples of how the DCUK community are supporting each other when it comes to diabetes, life... and everything else! Fundraising Hundreds of events and fundraising activities will be taking place across the UK to mark this year’s Diabetes Week, and this will include a fundraising effort from the team at Diabetes.co.uk. We have chosen to fundraise for a diabetes charity, which will be chosen with the help of our online community, by climbing to the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales (for the second time). We will also be raising awareness of diabetes through our Facebook and Twitter pages and offering discounts and special offers on products designed to help make the lives of people with diabetes easier throughout the week. Tweet Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) due to the body: Being ineffective at using the insulin it has produced; also known as insulin resistance and/or Being unable to produce enough insulin Type 2 diabetes is characterised by the body being unable to metabolise glucose (a simple s Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Week 2018

Diabetes Awareness Week 2018

While a lot of people have a good understanding of diabetes and how to manage it, many others aren’t getting the right help and support to look after their diabetes. Today, 65 people will die early from the condition and hundreds more will face life-changing complications that could have been avoided or delayed if they’d had the right knowledge and support to manage their diabetes. Some of you have that, and are already doing everything you can to manage your diabetes well. But this isn’t true for everyone and it’s our job to change that. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Together, we can make that a reality. Download PDF To View PDF, Download Here DocToPDF Learn more We are encouraging the diabetes community to share their experiences and knowledge. We’d love to hear your stories of how you know more about diabetes because this shared knowledge could help someone else with the condition. We know that the right knowledge has the power to transform lives. Knowledge gained from the experience of people living with diabetes, knowledge gained from research discoveries, knowledge from the people working with diabetes every day. This Diabetes Week, we want to hear how you learned more about your condition, to inspire others to do the same, using our hashtag #knowdiabetes Fight Diabetes We are fighting every day for people with diabetes. Together, we all need to fight the challenges that diabetes presents – challenges of funding over research, perceptions around Type 1 and Type 2, of better care, rights for people at work and children at school living with diabetes. Together we can fight diabetes. We can fight against the postcode lottery in care, we can fight for a cure and we can fight on behalf of those who can’t. This Diabetes Week, tell us Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Week 2018

Diabetes Awareness Week 2018

Spreading The Word For Diabetes Awareness Week Each year, Diabetes UK launches Diabetes Awareness Week, to help raise awareness of the disease. This years event will take place from 11-17 June and everyone is invited to join the conversation and get talking about diabetes. With better awareness, more incidents of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and the money gathered from fundraising initiatives can help fund research and better treatment for sufferers. According to Diabetes UK , more people than ever suffer from the condition in the UK, potentially affecting 5 million people by 2025 if nothing is done to reduce the number of new cases each year. There are two types of diabetes, with Type 1 accounting for around 10% of sufferers, and Type 2 accounting for a huge 90%. Type 2 diabetes is preventable through healthy lifestyle changes, so Diabetes Awareness Week becomes even more important for helping to prevent more people from getting type 2 diabetes. This years Diabetes Awareness Week campaign encourages everyone to join the conversation and share stories about diabetes. People have a lot to say about diabetes, from the sad and angry to the funny, and its important that those conversations are open and widespread. By speaking to others about the disease, conversations will be easier to have, making it easier to seek diagnosis or prevent diabetes altogether. Using the hashtags #diabetesweek and #talkaboutdiabetes, you can help to raise awareness on social media. You can also have conversations with the people in your life about diabetes, while also getting involved in fundraising activities. Keep an eye out on the Diabetes UK Twitter , Instagram and Facebook pages for posts about the week that you can share, or join the discussion. Around 60% of Type 2 diabetes cases c Continue reading >>

Men's Health Week 2018: Diabetes

Men's Health Week 2018: Diabetes

Enter your email and tick the Men's Health Week box to get the latest information A diabetes crisis is unfolding in the UK and men are the worst affected. One man in 10 now has diabetes and in middle-aged men the disease is expected to increase sharply in frequency over the next 20 years. Men's Health Week 2018 coincides with Diabetes Week so we're highlighting how men are affected- and it's not a pretty picture. Men are more likely to get diabetes than women, more likely to experience complications like leg amputation and more likely to die from the condition. One man in ten already has diabetes and thousands more either dont know they have it or are at serious risk of it. Are you one of them? Martin Tod, Chief Executive of the Mens Health Forum said: The Mens Health Forum wants to see a serious programme of research and investment to ensure men get the support and care they need to prevent and manage diabetes. The toxic combination of ever more men being overweight, men getting diabetes at a lower BMI and health services that dont work well enough for working age men is leading to a crisis. We need urgent action. Our plan for this week is to raise awareness amongst men and amongst professionals of the challenge many men face. We have posters highlighting various themesfor the week available FREE to downloadin our shop [The posters talk about diabetes generally rather than type 1 or type 2 specifically. If you're interested in why, this article may be helpful: Reverting To Type .] In all your social media use the hashtags The Mens Health Forums report One In Ten: The Male Diabetes Crisis shows: Men are 26% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than women with Public Health England estimates showing that 9.6% of men have type 1 or type 2 diabetes vs. 7.6% of women. On Continue reading >>

Insulin Safety Week 2018

Insulin Safety Week 2018

Louise Wong Advanced Nurse Practioner in Diabetes and Gemma Allen Diabetes Specialist Nurse Patients who have diabetes are being reminded to take their medication with them when they are admitted to hospital, as part of a new Insulin Safety Week initiative. At any one time, around 12 -14 per cent of inpatients at Salford Royal have diabetes, with around 60 per cent of those using insulin. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a persons blood sugar level to become too high. People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes require regular insulin injections for the rest of their life. Many people with type 2 diabetes will also require insulin injections to maintain good blood glucose control. Gemma Allen, Diabetes Specialist Nurse at Salford Royal, said its important patients with diabetes take their own medication with them when they go into hospital to ensure they can continue with the same type of insulin. Some patients have their insulin administered by community nursing teams so may be unaware of their own dosage and Insulin type. Gemma said: Although we have a process to determine what to prescribe if a patient doesnt know their own dosage or insulin type, it is definitely preferable that patients take control of their own condition. If someone has a planned stay in hospital, then we would hope they would come prepared with their own medication and community nursing records. Many diabetes patients have an insulin passport, outlining their own medication type and dosage, which can be extremely helpful for the staff involved in their care. As part of Insulin Safety Week (14 - 20May), the diabetes team at Salford Royal will be hosting awareness stands in Hope Building to provide advice and guidance for staff and members of the public. Gemma added: While in hospital, the c Continue reading >>

National Diabetes Week 2018 - Diabetic Foot Australia

National Diabetes Week 2018 - Diabetic Foot Australia

This National Diabetes Week were focusing on the importance of making time for the two hardest working appendagesyour feet! They walk us around all day, squeeze into uncomfortable shoes, take a knock here and there and rarely complain. But for people with diabetes, feet are also often over-looked as the management of other aspects of diabetes takes higher priority. And with1.7 million Australians living with diabetes, and 50,000 Australians living with diabetic foot disease, it's about time to put our valuable feet first. Why even focus on feet? Well, where do you think diabetic foot disease ranks in the list of over 3000 health conditions that affect global disability? Top 1000, Top 100? Top 50? The alarming statistic is diabetes-related lower extremity complications now ranks in the Top 10, right up there with depression and lower back pain. When we take it a step further and compare with what most would consider common causes of disability like heart and kidney disease, it highlights how we need toimprove these statistics by making time for our feet. Continue reading >>

National Diabetes Education Week

National Diabetes Education Week

NDEW 2017 takes place November 5-11. Celebrate with resources that expand the message of diabetes education and highlight all you do for the diabetes community. Check back every day during the week of November 5-11as we celebrate all that diabetes educators do to help those with or affected by diabetes. Stories of People with Diabetes Who Found Success with the Help of a Diabetes Educator When first diagnosed, Cindy Betz turned to the web to find help with managing her diabetes. However, because she found so much information online about diabetes, it soon became a frustrating and confusing process... until Cindy met a few diabetes educators who helped her separate fact from fiction. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July 2015, Joseph turned to a diabetes education program and found educator, Barb McDonald. With Barb's help, Joseph was able to turn his health around and today he shares his success story. Chris Memering began her nursing career in oncology. After seeing a favorite patient for the last time during her maternity leave, Chris started looking for a new career path and found diabetes education. Read about how Chris developed lifelong friendships and career partnerships through her work in diabetes education. Jasmine Gonzalvo struggled through pharmacy school, but after a rotation at a diabetes camp, she discovered her passion for working with people with diabetes. Learn a few nuggets of wisdom she's gained from her experiences. Molly McElwee-Malloy was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 20. Today, she's a CDE working to make diabetes technology better. Read how she found diabetes education and why it's changed her life. Every Way Possible is a documentary short produced by AADE guest blogger,Katie Doyle, and made possible in part with support f Continue reading >>

National Diabetes Week 2018

National Diabetes Week 2018

National Diabetes Week runs from 8 14 July and this year were raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of diabetes to increase earlier detection and promote action. Every day almost 300 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes. But for many the diagnosis is being made too late putting them at risk of life threatening or serious health issues. The theme for this years national campaign is Diagnosis & Prevention and is focused on raising awareness of the need for earlier detection of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The key messages include: Too many people are being diagnosed with diabetes too late A delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of life threatening health problems Early action and intervention can save lives. Each year 650 children and adults are admitted to hospital because the early symptoms of type 1 diabetes severe fatigue, thirst and weight loss are not recognised. More than half of these hospital admissions are children and teens and when you know that type 1 diabetes can be fatal if not diagnosed in time making sure the early signs and symptoms are picked up is critical. On top of this there are almost half million who are living with type 2 diabetes but dont know it. Thats because type 2 diabetes can be silent and occur without any obvious symptoms . When type 2 diabetes goes undiagnosed there is the danger of complications like vision loss and blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and heart disease occurring. This National Diabetes Week help us get the word out there by downloading and sharing these posters in your workplace.With your help we can spread the word and raise awareness of the risks of diabetes. You can also use our Aus D Risk Assessment tool to help people assess the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next five yea Continue reading >>

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