Diabetes Education and Prevention is the World Diabetes Day theme for the period 2009-2013. World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide by the over 200 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories, all Member States of the United Nations, as well as by other associations and organizations, companies, healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes and their families.
Each year World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered in the past have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, and the costs of diabetes. Recent themes include:
2005: Diabetes and Foot Care
2006: Diabetes in the Disadvantaged and the Vulnerable
2007-2008: Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
2009-2013: Diabetes Education and Prevention
For information and resources on: Key Messages; Education; Prevention; Kids Korner; Recipes; Resources; Social media; Activities; Materials; FAQs and more, visit the website.(6)
1. International Diabetes Federation http://www.idf.org/.
4. Platon 1. Diabetes Voice. Volume 57, Issue 2, 17-20.
Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS
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