November 10, 2020
For World Diabetes Day 2020 is the theme is “The Nurse and Diabetes.” This campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.
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.
Diabetes Educators work collaboratively with their patients to develop the best treatment plan, educate on nutrition and medication as well as promote positive lifestyle choices. They work with patients and their families to teach diabetes self-management and help patients gain control of the disease. Diabetes Educators help people manage their own diabetes by focusing on putting the patient at the center of their own care
In developed nations Diabetes Nurse Educators, work with other providers to educate and support people living with diabetes, prediabetes and those at risk of diabetes.
People living with diabetes face a number of challenges and education and funding is vital to equip nurses and other health professionals across the world with the skills to support them.
If you know a nurse who has made a difference in your life, we invite you to share your story!