50 days to World Diabetes Day!

29 September 2023

The slogan for this year’s World Diabetes Day campaign is “Know your risk, Know your response”. 

This year the focus is on the importance of knowing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and highlighting the need to access the right information and care to manage diabetes-related complications.

As we mark less than 50 days to go until 14 November, here’s a reminder of how to get involved in the campaign, plus new resources to support your activities.

  • Support our call to action to policymakers. Send a letter to your national health minister or Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva using our online tool and ask them to dedicate more resources to help achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) diabetes coverage targets by 2030.
  • Share our type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool with your network to help more people understand their risk and take action to delay or prevent developing the condition.
  • Download and display our visual assets including posters, social media visuals and web banners. More resources are coming soon.
  • Organise an activity to raise diabetes awareness in your local community, workplace or online.

Learn how you can support World Diabetes Day 2023 with the campaign toolkitwhich provides the key messagesresources and calls to action all in one place. Share the toolkit with your network and partners to encourage them to get involved.

If you’re organising an activity, spread the word about it by posting it on our dedicated activity platform. From individual actions to large-scale celebrations and awareness activities, tell us about your event so we can promote it on our online channels in the countdown to World Diabetes Day.

Discover events planned for World Diabetes Day 2023 around the world:

  • In Warsaw, Poland, the Polish Diabetes Association is organising a conference for people with diabetes that will include educational workshops, lectures and a diabetes quiz.
  • In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the Instituto Nacional del Diabético will deliver a month of activities including type 2 diabetes screening and lighting up public monuments in blue.
  • In Plum Mitan, Trinidad and Tobago, the La Romaine Diabetic Support Group will hold its Annual Health Walk to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and screening for type 2 diabetes.
  • In Rwanda, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre is organising a three-week campaign including nation-wide diabetes screening and a media campaign on TV and radio to raise awareness for diabetes and other NCD prevention.

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