Trust staff back World Diabetes Day

Diabetes staff from the Trust and Diabetes UK volunteers

STAFF from the Trust joined forces with Diabetes UK staff and volunteers to help promote World Diabetes Day at Blackpool Victoria Hospital today.

World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14th every year. It has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event which increases awareness about diabetes.

Comprising hundreds of campaigns, activities, screenings, lecture, meetings and more, World Diabetes Day is proving internationally effective in spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness for the condition.

World Diabetes Day is internationally recognised and is an official United Nations Day.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.’

It is reported than one in 10 women live with diabetes, but not all women have the same access to education, treatment and care.

This year’s campaign is designed to improve the affordability and accessibility for diabetes care worldwide to help women with diabetes better manage their diabetes and improve their health outcomes.

Diabetes UK’s Helpline offers free information and advice about diabetes and trained counsellors explore emotional, social and psychological or practical difficulties. Calls and emails are answered Monday to Friday 9am–5pm, phone 0345 123 2399 or email

For more information about the work of Diabetes UK please visit

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