70 days to World Diabetes Day!

04 September 2023

Know your risk, Know your response is the slogan for IDF’s campaign to mark Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day this November.

Our actions focus on the importance of knowing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes to delay or prevent the condition. We highlight the impact of diabetes-related complications, stressing the need to access the right information and care to ensure timely treatment and management.

Want to join us? Here are four ways to get involved:

  • Share our type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool to help people in your community learn about their risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Boost your diabetes knowledge with free courses for healthcare professionals and people with diabetes from the IDF School of Diabetes.
  • Download and display our visual assets. Posters, social visuals and web banners are available, with more resources coming soon.
  • Organise an activity in your community, workplace or online to promote the campaign theme and key messages.

From individual actions to large-scale celebrations and awareness activities, let us know what you’re planning so we can promote your activities as part of the countdown to 14 November. Please share your activities on our dedicated online platform.

Discover what some individuals and organisations have planned so far:

  • In Cayo District, Belize, the People’s Diabetes Foundation will host its annual walk-in on 14 November to raise awareness, educate and support people with diabetes and their families.
  • In Guayaquil, Ecuador, FUVIDA is organising a three-day diabetes fair to bring together all health actors and offer a series of workshops and outreach activities.
  • In Hyderabad, India, IDF Blue Circle Voice Narsimharaju Dichpally is organising a month-long series of awareness activities during November, including screening camps and a Diabetes Strides Walk on 14 November.
  • In South Africa, Eat Better South Africa will run a two-week national campaign – #KnowYourNumber – in November to encourage community members to learn their risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Coming soon: WDD call to action for policymakers

Get ready for the launch of our WDD call to action urging governments to commit more human and financial resources to achieve the World Health Organization diabetes coverage targets and universal health coverage by 2030.

Through our online platform, you will be able to send a letter to your national health minister or Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva asking them to act to ensure access to quality support and care for people with diabetes.

Keep up to date with all the work we’re doing