Diabetes: nurses make the difference
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.
Nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce. They do outstanding work to support people living with a wide range of health concerns. People who either live with diabetes or are at risk of developing the condition need their support too.
People living with diabetes face a number of challenges, and education is vital to equip nurses with the skills to support them.
As the number of people with diabetes continues to rise across the world, the role of nurses and other health professional support staff becomes increasingly important in managing the impact of the condition.
Healthcare providers and governments must recognise the importance of investing in education and training. With the right expertise, nurses can make the difference for people affected by diabetes.
- Key messages
- Press release: IDF calls for improved funding and training to help nurses tackle the global diabetes crisis
- Get involved
- Share your WDD activity
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.