World Diabetes Day 2019: Protect your Family
World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14 November. It is the leading global diabetes awareness and advocacy campaign, officially recognised by the United Nations and led by the International Diabetes Federation. Continuing last year’s messaging, as promoted by the IDF, the 2019 theme is Diabetes: Protect your Family.
Locally, Diabetes Victoria is supporting this campaign with the message:
My diabetes, my family. All in it together.
Diabetes concerns every family. More than 338,000 Victorians live with diabetes and are registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme. Diabetes Victoria estimates that an additional 150,000 Victorians do not know that they have type 2 diabetes and that another 750,000 Victorians have elevated blood glucose levels, which puts them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
With diabetes on the rise, it’s likely that everybody will know someone with diabetes.