Today sees the launch of Diabetes Week. This year’s theme is Know Diabetes, Fight Diabetes.
Knowing diabetes is about learning from the experience of those in the diabetes community: those living with diabetes; those working in diabetes research; those working with people with diabetes.
Fighting diabetes is about tackling the challenges that diabetes presents: challenges of funding research; challenges thrown up by perceptions around diabetes; challenges about the standard of diabetes care; and challenges about adults’ rights in the workplace and children’s rights at school. It’s about fighting against diabetes and fighting for a cure.
At CuraCare, we are keen to know more about diabetes and fight against it. That’s why we are currently creating a new role of Diabetes Champion for one of our supervisors. As a trained nurse, she already has a sound level of awareness of diabetes, but we’re helping her build upon that through further specialist training.
We are also committed to fighting diabetes. That’s why we’ve chosen Deepak Lodhia’s 1 Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK as our charity of the month. To help Deepak do his bit to fight Diabetes, please donate via the link.