November 14: WORLD DIABETES DAY
2020 highlight will be on ‘’the nursing staff and diabetes’’
Diabetes International Day highlight will be on ‘’nursing staff and diabetes’’.
When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, the nursing staff approach and their role will impact the way the whole family will experience the news and, later on, the changes to bring to the daily routine with all the treatments and care. The child and his family will feel better taken care of and will feel that the medical team cares. It might help keep the balance and alleviate the treatments.
One should know that the nursing staff makes a difference for the child and his family and while it seems hard to keep a positive attitude, it is always better to support more and be empathetic than keeping a distance with the patient and his family.
To highlight this special day and show some solidarity, the nursing staff is invited to wear blue- a sweater, some jeans, a scarf, a tie-, like the parents and children, to support the cause.
Will you join us?
An event that aims to demystify diabetes
Every year, Diabetes International Day is celebrated on November 14, since 2007, in honour of Frederick Banting, born on that day. Along with Charles Best, Banting was the co-discoverer of insulin. Since 1921, thanks to Banting and Best, diabetic children and adults with type 1 diabetes have been able to live with the disease. Nothing makes it okay for a child, teen or other loved one to be ill. But we can do something about it and learn to control diabetes as best as possible. Thanks to incredible high-tech breakthroughs, we now have tools that were unimaginable just 20 years ago. Astronomical amounts are invested in research, and hope is real.
Held by the International Diabetes Federation and backed by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Diabetes Day is the biggest global diabetes awareness campaign.
On November 14, let’s take a minute to celebrate the stubborn and inspired researchers whose work means that children, teens and adults with type 1 diabetes are part of our lives and amaze us with their spirit, achievements and discipline.