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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 – is key to the success of the campaign. Taking part can be exciting and hugely rewarding!

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care. The focus of the campaign in 2022 is access to diabetes education, with the slogan “Education to protect tomorrow.”

You can support the call and raise awareness of the need for more diabetes education in a number of ways:

  • Take and share our education courses: boost your diabetes knowledge with free courses and training from the IDF School of Diabetes.
  • Support our call to action to policymakers (available in September)
  • Support our survey on access to diabetes education: share our survey that explores access to diabetes education among healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes.
  • Display our visual assets: download and display posters, infographics and banners in your community.
  • Organise an event: walk in blue for diabetes, light up a local landmark or arrange a local diabetes fair. Submit your activities and images online.
  • Share a blue circle selfie: take a photo with the diabetes blue circle and share your diabetes story online.

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

Exercise in blue

Regular physical activity is an important part of diabetes management and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Whether indoors or outdoors, every step counts to help stay healthy!

Join the Global Diabetes Walk, an initiative created by the World Diabetes Foundation in support of World Diabetes Day. Take to the streets to raise awareness of the impact of diabetes and the importance of physical activity. If outdoor activities in your community are restricted, walk or exercise in your home or workplace and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join in.

Whichever way you exercise make sure to wear blue and show your support for #WorldDiabetesDay and the #EducationToProtect campaign.

Global walk Uganda

Support WDD online

The official hashtags of World Diabetes Day 2022 are #WorldDiabetesDay and #EducationToProtect

Share our example posts on your social channels, your website and to your community groups, to raise awareness of the need for improved access to diabetes education.

Example post 1:

More than 90% of diabetes care is self-care. Do you have the knowledge to make informed decisions about your condition? This #WorldDiabetesDay, take charge of your diabetes care with our free online courses worlddiabetesday.org/understandingdiabetes #EducationToProtect

Example post 2:

1 in 9 people will have diabetes by 2030. Healthcare professionals are under pressure to provide the best care and protect tomorrow. How up-to-date is your knowledge? This #WorldDiabetesDay access free diabetes training to find out: worlddiabetesday.org/understandingdiabetes #EducationToProtect

Example post 3:

More than half a billion people now live with diabetes. This #WorldDiabetesDay, join our call for education to protect tomorrow. Support our call for greater access to education to stop the rise of diabetes and prevent complications: worlddiabetesday.org/educationtoprotect* #EducationToProtect

*Link functional in September

Follow World Diabetes Day 2022 on the following channels:

Use and share our social visuals:

WDD 2022 Facebook cover image

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