The Slovenian Diabetes Association (SLODA) launched its World Diabetes Day campaign on November 9, with a national celebration in Škofja Loka, which also marked the 30th anniversary of Škofja Loka’s local diabetes association.
On November 14, SLODA held a press conference with top diabetes experts in Slovenia – Prof Dr. Andrej Janež, Head of Clinical Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital Centre Ljubljana; Prof Dr. Tadej Battelino, Head of Clinical Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes in Metabolic Disease, Pediatric Clinic, University Hospital Centre Ljubljana; Prof Dr. Zlatko Fras, Director of the Internal Clinic UKC Ljubljana; Dr. Matija Cevc, President of Slovenian Heart Foundation and Robert Gratton, President of the Slovenian Diabetes Association. The conference focused on several themes including “Diabetes protect your family”, new approaches to treat diabetes, how to prevent cardiovascular diseases, and the link between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
On November 28, representatives of the Slovenian Diabetes Association joined the National Diabetes conference organised by the Ministry of Health, which included a discussion on the new national plan for people with diabetes over 2020-2030.
As in every year, buildings, sculptures, and monuments were also illuminated in blue. This year marked a record, with 51 such illuminations all over in Slovenia. As has been the case for several years now, SLODA in collaboration with the Association of Radio Amateurs of Slovenia also celebrated World Diabetes Day with special call signs (S55T and S50G) to raise public awareness of diabetes nationwide and internationally.