World Diabetes Day 2020 Celebrates Nurses
This World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2020, we are celebrating the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.
As the number of people with diabetes in Australia continues to increase, the role of nurses is becoming increasingly important in helping to manage the impact of diabetes.
Nurses are often the first health professional that a person living with diabetes interacts with. They can be the difference between someone letting their diabetes control them or learning how to manage it. Managing diabetes will help live a long and healthy life with the condition.
The role of nurses in diabetes care
Nurses play a key role in:
- Early diagnosis and prompt treatment.
- Providing self-management training and psychological support for people with diabetes.
- Ongoing care and support helping to prevent serious health complications.
A special mention goes out to all the nurses who complete post graduate studies to become credentialled diabetes educators. The combination of these disciplines means people living with diabetes have access to highly trained health professionals with specific expertise in caring for their condition.
Nominate a nurse
Do you know a nurse who has made a difference to your diabetes care? Head over to our Facebook page and say thank you, or download our posters and social media tiles and share them in your network.
Help us spread the word about diabetes
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in Australia. Type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes are all more common than you think.
Please help us raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of diabetes by downloading and sharing the type 1 diabetes poster with your friends, family, colleagues and community.