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World Diabetes Day 2021 at Right at Home

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The 14th of November is World Diabetes Day (WDD) and we at Right at Home Australia would like to take some time this Sunday morning to reflect on this incessant disease.

Every year, the World Diabetes Day campaign focuses on a dedicated theme that runs for one or more years. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When?.

According to the World Diabetes Federation, WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. Sadly, four in five people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries.

The WDD campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes, and is now the global diabetes symbol.

So, why the circle?

The circle occurs frequently in nature and has thus been widely employed since the dawn of humankind. The significance is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures, the circle can symbolise life and health. Most significantly for the campaign, the circle symbolises unity. Our combined strength is the key element that made this campaign so special. The global diabetes community came together to support a United Nations Resolution on diabetes and needs to remain united to make a difference. As we all know: to do nothing is no is no longer an option.

And, why blue?

The blue border of the circle reflects the colour of the sky and the flag of the United Nations. The United Nations is in itself a symbol of unity amongst nations and is the only organization that can signal to governments everywhere that it is time to fight diabetes and reverse the global trends that will impede economic development and cause so much suffering and premature death.

Did you know that we can help those suffering from diabetes.

We offer:

  • Education of what affects blood glucose levels
  • Coordination of a healthy meal plan
  • Development of a light exercise schedule
  • Shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders

Get in touch to find out more about our home care services. 


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