The 2012 campaign will have a special focus on children and young people as the driving force for the promotion and dissemination of education and prevention messages that we hope will inspire and engage local communities to recognise the importance of early awareness of the risks and dangers of diabetes. The aim is to build awareness among children and young people of the warning signs and risk factors for diabetes and that in many cases type 2 diabetes can be prevented through healthy eating and physical activity.
The three key messages of the campaign are:
- Access to essential education for everyone
- The way we live is putting our health at risk
- People with diabetes face stigma and discrimination
Read more at the World Diabetes Day website: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/2012