Brisbane’s bridges lit blue for National Diabetes Week

On Sunday and Monday, July 11 and 12, the Story Bridge will be bathed in blue light to support all Queenslanders living with diabetes, kicking off National Diabetes Week 2021.

There is also a banner on the bridge for two weeks reminding motorists and pedestrians about the week.

In addition, the Victoria Bridge and the Reddacliff Place Sculptures on George Street in Brisbane’s city centre will glow blue to increase Australians’ awareness of diabetes.

On Monday, July 12, Diabetes Queensland is hosting education sessions on flash glucose monitoring in partnership with Abbott. After the session, a group of Diabetes Queensland members and supporters will have the opportunity to take part in a twilight climb of the Story Bridge.

On the same evening, the Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART) Awards and 2021 Kellion Awards will be held at the Riverside Centre in Brisbane City. The awards recognise diabetes researchers, diabetes carers and those who have lived with diabetes for 50 years or more.

These events help to raise awareness of the impact diabetes can have on the physical and emotional health of people living with the condition.

This year, National Diabetes Week runs from July 11 to 17. In the second year of the ‘Heads Up on Diabetes’ campaign, Diabetes Queensland is focusing on challenging diabetes-related stigma. To help raise awareness we will be working to change the conversation and challenge common beliefs people may hold about diabetes.

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