National Diabetes Month 2023

What is National Diabetes Month?

The month-long campaign aims to educate the public about the different types of diabetes, risk factors, prevention strategies, and the importance of early detection and management. National Diabetes Month also serves as a platform to support individuals living with diabetes, their families, and healthcare providers in their efforts to control the disease and improve overall health.

In the UK alone 4.3 million people live with diabetes. Additionally, 850,000 people could be living with diabetes who are yet to be diagnosed. National Diabetes Month is focused on increasing awareness about diabetes and its impact on individuals and communities. It provides a crucial opportunity to educate people about the risk factors for diabetes, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and the management of the disease.

History of National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month was created to highlight the increasing rise of diabetes and its significant impact on public health. It is supported by healthcare organizations, advocacy groups, and individuals committed to diabetes awareness and prevention.

Over time, National Diabetes Month has played a vital role in promoting diabetes education, encouraging healthier lifestyles, and advancing research and treatment options to improve the lives of individuals living with diabetes.


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