World Diabetes Day 2018
Wednesday 14 November, 2018 is World Diabetes
Day. A day to give voice to people living with
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
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.
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.
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.
Caring for diabetes
If you have diabetes in your family, learn about the risks, the
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.
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
In the lead up to World Diabetes Day, we ask for your help
to promote public awareness of all types of diabetes throughout
To stay up to date with our World Diabetes Day activities,