National Diabetes Week 2013
The Face of Diabetes in Australia campaign will be launched at the Yarra Gallery at Federation Square in Melbourne at 10.30 am on Sunday 14 July. The campaign aims to raise awareness of all types of diabetes and emphasises the human face of diabetes.
We encourage you, your family and friends to visit and add your face to support the new campaign during the week.
A collection of photographic portraits and moving images of people with diabetes, diabetes experts and those affected by diabetes will be mounted at the gallery. It will be open for view throughout National Diabetes Week 14–20July.
The campaign also draws attention to the very significant financial implications of diabetes and the need for the Commonwealth Government to urgently develop and implement a new national diabetes strategy.
We are calling on all Australians, including the almost 1.1 million who are currently diagnosed with diabetes, to talk to their MP or send a letter to their MP or the Commonwealth Minister for Health advocating for a new national diabetes strategy.
Recent research indicates that, by the year 2025, up to 3 million Australians over the age of 25 years will have diabetes. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
All members of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Victorian Community Health Centres, Municipal Libraries, ComNet Diabetes Support groups and NDSS ACCESS POINTS will be sent a campaign kit (four A3 posters and 25 postcards). If this does not include you and you would like a campaign kit please email Colin Carey your details and mailing address.
Keep an eye out for our campaign on-line and on our website, through posters at your local shopping centres and on your trains and buses.
Visit www.faceofdiabetes.org.au from Sunday 14 July for more information on how you can help.