World Diabetes Day 2018


Wednesday 14 November, 2018 is World Diabetes Day. A day to give voice to people living with diabetes.


This World Diabetes day, we have a clear message to appreciate the role family plays and the many ways they can help us all to maintain good health and wellbeing. 


  • Detecting diabetes involves my family
  • Preventing diabetes involves my family
  • Caring for my diabetes involves my family.


Your diabetes family 

We want to hear about the people in your life that are there to help and support you. Acknowledge your family members, health care team, friends or co-workers by posting a photo of your family on our Facebook page with a short message. Share your story using the hashtag #mydiabetesfamily


Discover diabetes

One in every two people with diabetes is undiagnosed. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent or delay life-threatening complications. If type 1 diabetes is not detected early, it can lead to serious disability or death. Know the signs and symptoms to protect yourself and your family.

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Prevent diabetes

Many cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Reducing your family's risk starts at home. When a family eats healthy meals and exercises together, all family members benefit and encourage behaviours that could help prevent type 2 diabetes in the family.


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Caring for diabetes

If you have diabetes in your family, learn about the risks, the warning signs to look out for and what you can do to prevent diabetes and its complications.


Families need to live in an environment that supports healthy lifestyles and helps them to prevent type 2 diabetes.


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Managing diabetes requires daily treatment, regular monitoring, a healthy lifestyle and ongoing education. Family support is key. Diabetes Queensland promotes education and ongoing support should be accessible to all individuals and families to help manage diabetes. Essential diabetes medicines and care must be accessible and affordable for every family. We believe that all health professionals should have the knowledge and skills to help individuals and families manage diabetes.


In the lead up to World Diabetes Day, we ask for your help to promote public awareness of all types of diabetes throughout Queensland.


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14 November 2018


Queensland - statewide

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