From September 11 to 18, the French Diabetes Federation (FFD) will organise the 9th edition of the National Diabetes Prevention Week. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the week, traditionally organised in June, was postponed to the start of the new school year.
This year’s campaign will highlight the close links between diabetes and hypertension, two major public health problems affecting 4 and 11 million people respectively in France. It is estimated that between 500,000 and 800,000 French people are unaware that they have diabetes: prevention is, therefore, a major issue and one of the Federation’s main missions.
Throughout the week, volunteers from the FFD’s 100 member associations and delegations will hold public events to inform the public and share information on diabetes and cardiovascular risk. Information booths, workshops, and conferences will be organised throughout the country.
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