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1 in 2 people with diabetes
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Spread the word about diabetes in November!

World Diabetes Day is a global occasion on which people with diabetes, health professionals, diabetes advocates, media, the general public and government organisations unite to raise awareness of diabetes. Your participation – both in the build-up to and following 14 November 2020 – is key to the success of the campaign and taking part can be exciting and hugely rewarding!

If your region or community is observing physical distancing guidelines due to COVID-19, you can set up online activities.

To mark World Diabetes Day 2020, the International Diabetes Federation is organising a Twitter chat on The Role of the Nurse in Diabetes Care. Learn more.

Here are some ideas of how you can get involved:

  • Organise a diabetes information session for residents in your community
  • Organise a ‘Learn about diabetes’ event in schools or through online learning platforms
  • Exercise in blue or join the Global Diabetes Walk
  • Help people learn their potential risk of type 2 diabetes with our online test
  • Organise a themed activity with your healthcare team
  • Arrange an activity with your work colleagues
  • Organise, sponsor or take part in a local diabetes fair
  • Keep COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions in mind and hold events remotely

Precautions against COVID-19

  • Wash hands thoroughly and regularly
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched frequently
  • Don’t share food, glasses, towels, etc.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your arm when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid contact with people showing respiratory illness symptoms
  • If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, stay at home

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