World Diabetes Day

14 Nov 2017

There are two main types of diabetes with type 2 being the most common. In the last decade the number of obese people developing Type 2 diabetes has increased, despite the condition being preventable with a healthy diet and regular exercise. The high number of people with diabetes is almost costing the NHS £10 billion a year, with Type 2 diabetes costing £8.8 billion a year.


Diabetes is a serious disease and one that requires more awareness.

World Diabetes Day on the 14th November, is the world’s largest diabetes awareness day, created by the International Diabetes Federation and The World Health Organisation. The campaign aims to highlight the issues and growing concerns surrounding diabetes internationally.

This year’s theme is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’ it is estimated around one in ten women live with diabetes globally. However, not all women are aware that they may have diabetes. That is why campaigns like World Diabetes Day are important to increase awareness about diabetes.

If you’d like to find out more about diabetes, read one of our patient journeys on talkweight, talkwomenshealth and talkmenshealth for more information and support.

Are you living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? Are you concerned that you may be at risk of developing diabetes later in life? talkhealth are developing a dedicated diabetes hub to offer support and advice to those who are living with diabetes , or think they may be at risk of developing the condition. Prior to the launch, we would like you to tell us about your experience and understanding of diabetes.

The survey will close on Friday 2nd February. On closure all entrants who have completed the survey in its entirety will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win 1 of 100 pedometers!



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