Diabetes Action Month

Start: 01 November 2017, 12:00am. Finish: 30 November 2017, 12:00am.

This November is Diabetes Action Month in New Zealand. This annual campaign aims to educate the public around diabetes as a major health issue that affects almost a quarter of a million New Zealanders.

“Diabetes carries a stigma that often leads to discrimination against those with diabetes, by people who are ignorant of the disease, its causes and how it can affect people, not only in the long term, but day to day,” says Steve Crew, Chief Executive of Diabetes NZ.

The month will raise awareness about the different types of diabetes, what symptoms to look out for, and what people should do if they notice symptoms of the disease in themselves or others.