National Diabetes Week 2020
12 July 2020 Statewide
Heads Up on Diabetes
This year, National Diabetes Week runs from 12 – 18 July and the focus will be on supporting the emotional and mental health of people living with diabetes.
Did you know that people living with diabetes can make up to 180 extra decisions each day covering everything from food to medication to exercise and more just to stay well and healthy?
Mentally and emotionally that is a lot of stress to deal with.
Research shows that managing the daily challenges of diabetes can lead to anxiety, distress and depression for one in three people living with the condition. That’s why this National Diabetes Week, we’ll be working to:
- Raise awareness of the mental and emotional challenges of managing diabetes
- Highlight the services and support available to the diabetes community
- Draw attention to gaps in diabetes service and care
Above all we’ll be working with our community, so you know you’re not alone. We are here to help and support you.
Live Your Life Virtual Expo
In a first of its kind for people living with diabetes, we are hosting Live Your Life Virtual EXPO on Saturday 18 July 2020.
This free event will showcase the latest information on diabetes for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, their families and carers.
For program details or to register visit the Live Your Life Expo website.
Help us spread the word
Let’s talk about diabetes and mental health.
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Over the coming weeks we’ll share updates, information and downloads that you can use within your networks to raise awareness about National Diabetes Week.
Keep your eyes on our website and Facebook page for more information.