Each year World Diabetes Day is centered around a certain theme, this years theme is Diabetes: Protect our Future. The focus will be on education and prevention. They will be talking about preventing complications, learning the signs of diabetes, and help raise awareness and how to take control of the disease. This is really important, I cannot tell you how often I hear a healthcare professional who can’t tell you much about Type 1 and I think this is something that needs to be changed. We need to be educated about all things diabetes, because there are several types of it as well as treatment plans.
So today of all days, talk to someone with diabetes get their input about living with the disease, how they manage it, and let them clarify any questions you have about it. We are lacking knowledge of a disease that is affecting 371 million people worldwide and that’s just not ok. Talk about it won Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtag #WDD. Let’s raise awareness people! And have a happy World Diabetes Day!