WDD was created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to growing concerns about the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world. Led by the IDF and its member associations, the actual day is commemorated annually on 14 November. Locally, Diabetes Singapore has been the main organiser of WDD events since 1991. This year, the organising committee has lined up a series of activities to commemorate WDD 2020, including the light up of Singapore Landmarks in blue (6-10 Nov), the 5K Virtual Run (6-15 Nov) and a Virtual Meeting (15 Nov). The events give us an opportunity to expand our reach to a wide audience in Singapore in propagating diabetes awareness and educating the general public on prevention and management of diabetes. This year, the theme for WDD 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes. Join us in celebrating WDD 2020!
0945 – 1115
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. Find out the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.
1115 – 1215
Decode the food labels, make sense of claims and learn to read between the lines. Shop with confidence because you are what you buy or eat!
1215 – 1330
If you’re serious about baking and looking for something that will work and whet your appetite for cookies, then this Master Class is for you!
1500 – 1630
Find out the different aspects of diabetes technology such as blood glucose monitoring, apps and digital health solutions available in Singapore.
1500 – 1630
Find out about the technology available for people with type 1 diabetes in Singapore to reduce their self-care burden and improve outcomes.
Shine a light on diabetes
Singapore flyer and iconic landmarks around Marina Bay and Sports Hub will be lit in blue
5K Virtual Run
9am-5pm Public Talk
9am-5pm Open House and Community Screening at Diabetes Singapore (Block 528 Jurong West St. 52 #01-353) in partnership with Jurong Spring CC.
Look out for their e-booths during the Public Talk on 15 November 2020.