How to get involved

Exercise in blue
1 in 2 people with diabetes
don't know
they have it

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!

If physical distancing measures for COVID-19 in your community allow:

  • 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.
Global walk Uganda
Image courtesy of World Diabetes Foundation

If outdoor activities in your community are restricted:

  • Walk or exercise in your home or workplace and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. Need some motivation? Find a home-walking or workout video that fits your level of physical fitness and get your body moving!

However you choose to exercise, make sure to take all the recommended precautions and wear blue to show your support for  #WorldDiabetesDay and the #NursesMakeTheDifference campaign.

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