Organise an activity
Putting together an exciting event can be a great way to generate widespread interest around World Diabetes Day and engage families and members of the public, businesses and governments.
Top tip: Invite local celebrities or members of the media to your event to generate some excitement and reach a wider audience
Your 5-step guide to organising an event
Start planning what you want to do as early as possible – remember the emphasis should be on something that involves our target audiences (nurses and policy-makers)
Set up an organising committee
Find a venue, if your activity/event can be carried out safely and your region is not observing strict physical distancing measures. It is important everyone remains safe – try to run an activity online if possible
Spread the word – e.g. through social media using the hashtags #WorldDiabetesDay and #NursesMakeTheDifference
Share your success as far and wide as possible!
Nurses are the focus of the WDD 2020 campaign and deserve recognition for their tireless efforts in support of people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions. Encourage people with diabetes to put forward a nurse that has helped or inspired them and share their story on social media.
Put a blue circle in your window
Display a blue circle in your home or workplace to show your support for people affected by diabetes.