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World Diabetes Day 2009 - November 14

Understand diabetes and take control

The 2009–2013 campaign calls on all those responsible for diabetes care to understand diabetes and take control.

For people with diabetes, this is a message about empowerment through education.

For governments, it is a call to implement effective strategies and policies for the prevention and management of diabetes to make sure that their citizens with and at risk of diabetes receive the best possible care.

For healthcare professionals, it is a call to improve knowledge so that evidence-based recommendations are put into practice.

For the general public it is a call to understand the serious impact of diabetes, to know how to identify the condition and, where possible, know how to avoid or delay diabetes and its complications.

The 2009–2013 campaign is driven by four aspirational goals:

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Every government should implement effective strategies and policies for the prevention and management of diabetes.

2. Every person with diabetes should receive education to help them manage their diabetes better.

3. Everyone should know the diabetes warning signs, how to prevent or delay the complications of diabetes and how to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

4. Every country should celebrate World Diabetes Day.
More info: www.worlddiabetesday.org/en
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