Taking big steps - a look back at World Diabetes Day 2013

World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2013 marked the fifth and final year of the 2009-2013 campaign on ‘Diabetes education and prevention’. The campaign’s outreach priority was to help local communities understand that diabetes is a global health threat with serious and far-reaching consequences by engaging them with important messages related to education and prevention. The WDD campaign also organised a range of activities to strengthen recognition about diabetes through ‘Take a Step for Diabetes’. One simple message was clear; a multitude of small and simple actions can achieve meaningful outcomes for people with diabetes and those at risk.


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