World diabetes day 2020

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World diabetes day 2020

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14 to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, pioneered the discovery of insulin in 1922.

The aim of World Diabetes Day is to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes, which is almost becoming epidemic worldwide, among adults but also among children.

2020 is the year of the nurse! Nurses make up 59% of healthcare workers. It is abundantly clear that the entire healthcare sector is under enormous pressure and undervalued this year, the corona crisis has really exposed that! It is therefore urgent to change this and put this 'craft' back in a positive light.

The theme of the International Diabetes Federation is therefore 'Nurses make the difference for diabetes'. And we would very much like to spread that message throughout November by putting the various pediatric diabetes conventions in Belgium in the spotlight. We are therefore very pleased that most of the conventions have responded positively to our call. Be sure to check out our Facebook page because there you can get to know the different teams! All toppers!

It was also immediately clear that these teams are greatly appreciated by 'their' children with diabetes and the parents and that they are always ready, day and night. These teams are extremely important in supporting diabetes care and providing additional care and education where necessary.