Why diabetes education matters

Date and time: 24 Jan 2024, 15:00-16:30 (CET)
Location: Online

Healthcare professionals, people with diabetes, caregivers and the public can all benefit from reliable and accurate diabetes education. The ignorance surrounding diabetes leads to stigma and misinformation. The first step to stopping this discrimination and improving the well-being of people living with the condition is to understand diabetes.    

In view of this, IDF hosted a Blue Circle Talk to mark the International Day of Education on 24 January. A panel composed of people with diabetes evaluated the positive impact diabetes education has on an individual and community level. Their discussion covered the complexities of delivering diabetes education and the significance of country, context and culture.  

Meet some of the speakers: 

  • Daniela Rojas Jimenez, IDF Blue Circle Voices Member (Costa Rica)
  • Françoise Georgel, IDF Blue Circle Voices Member, Project Manager SNCB (Belgium)
  • Heather Koga, IDF Blue Circle Voices Member (Zimbabwe)
  • Manuel Jaime Elias, IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Trainee, Advocate in Mexican Diabetes Federation (Mexico)

Watch the recording below: 

If you have any questions about this session, please contact us at [email protected]