This National Diabetes Week and Diabetes Australia are asking us to rethink diabetes. As every year 700,000 people living with diabetes experience mental or emotional health challenges.

  • Living with diabetes is not easy. It’s not a choice. And there are no days off.
  • There are lots of myths, misinformation and misconceptions about diabetes.
  • People can think diabetes isn’t serious. It is. It can be life-threatening.
  • People can think people cause their diabetes. But nobody chooses diabetes.

So, join us this National Diabetes Week, and let’s rethink how we think about diabetes.

  • Let’s reduce the burden with more compassion.
  • Let’s reduce the blame with more understanding.
  • Let’s reduce the barriers and help people get support.
  • Let’s rethink diabetes.

National Diabetes Week is a timely reminder to take a proactive approach to your health.