World Diabetes Day 2020 was celebrated on the 14th of November. This year’s campaign focused on promoting the role of nurses in the prevention and management of the disease.
The Nurse and Diabetes campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.
According to the International Diabetes Federation, nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce. They do outstanding work to support people living with a wide range of health concerns. People who either live with diabetes or are at risk of developing the condition need their support too. People living with diabetes face many challenges, and education is vital to equip nurses with the skills to support them.
As the number of people with diabetes continues to rise across the world, the role of nurses and other health professional support staff becomes increasingly important in managing the impact of the condition.
According to Diabetes Australia, diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system.
Diabetes Australia Facts:
- 280 Australians develop diabetes every day.
- Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated)
- More than 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year
- For every person diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a family member or carer who also ‘lives with diabetes’ every day in a support role. This means that an estimated 2.4 million Australians are affected by diabetes every day
- Total annual cost impact of diabetes in Australia is estimated at $14.6 billion
Complications caused by diabetes include:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
Healthcare providers and governments must recognise the importance of investing in education and training. With the right expertise, nurses can make the difference for people affected by diabetes. Contact Right at Home Australia to find out how we can help you and your loved ones living with diabetes.
In good health.
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