National Diabetes Week 2017
100,000 Queenslanders have type 2
diabetes but don't know it.
National Diabetes Week: 9 - 15 July 2017
You're invited to participate in National Diabetes Week 2017 by
helping to promote public awareness of all types of diabetes and by
displaying our 2017
poster about the hidden danger of type 2 diabetes.
More than 100,000 Queenslanders have type 2 diabetes but don't
Often, type 2 remains hidden for ten years or more and in many
cases a diagnosis is made only after serious health complications
begin to appear.
In almost 60 per cent of cases, being informed about your risk
of diabetes enables you to slow its advance.
Early diagnosis can prevent the onset of serious
diabetes-related complications that might otherwise lead to
blindness, kidney disease or lower limb amputations.
In clinical circles, this National Diabetes Week we will also be
raising awareness about the sudden onset of type 1 diabetes and the
danger that deadly diabetic keto-acidosis may result.
We hope this National Diabetes Week will increase awareness
about all types of diabetes. Queenslanders can join the campaign by
using our type 2 diabetes risk assessment
Our key messages for National Diabetes Week 2017
- There are more than 100,000 Queenslanders already living with
diabetes who don't know it.
- It takes less than 2 minutes to
check your risk of developing type 2
- Anyone can develop diabetes - you don't have to be old and you
don't have to be overweight.
Ways you can support National Diabetes
- Display the
poster in your workplace.
- Raise awareness through social media using the hashtag
- Participate in our #gogreenandgive fundraising campaign by
wearing green and raising funds for Diabetes Queensland. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for your starter kit.
- Join the discussion about diabetes via about
diabetes via the Diabetes Queensland Facebook
- Tweet to boost awareness of diabetes via our #HelplineLive
discussion (Tuesdays 9-10am).
- Visit our website to download a digital media kit including
social media messaging and assets.
*We will have a suite of social media assets, including
videos, gifs, images and tweets that will be available one week
prior to NDW on Friday 30 June, for you to download and use on your
own social media platforms.