Diabetes Education and Prevention is the World Diabetes Day theme for the period 2009 to 2013.
The campaign calls on all those responsible for diabetes care to understand diabetes and take control.
For people with diabetes, this is a message about empowerment through education.
For Governments, it is a call to implement effective strategies and policies for the prevention and management of diabetes in order to safeguard the health of their citizens with and at risk of diabetes.
For healthcare providers, it is a call to improve knowledge so that evidence based recommendations are put into practice.
For the general public, it is a call to understand the serious impact of diabetes and know, where possible, how to avoid or delay diabetes and its complications.
Key messages of the campaign are:
- Know the diabetes risks and know the warning signs.
- Know how to respond to diabetes and who to turn to.
- Know how to manage diabetes and take control.