The Diabetes Initiative (Fighting Diabetes) aims to advance public knowledge about pre-diabetes and diabetes through educational events, through increasing collaboration within other SNPhA initiatives and through increasing partnerships with local and national community organizations. Additionally, the initiative aims to: empower members to become diabetes educators, increase knowledge about the disease and confidence in working with patients, and advocate for the profession through relentless efforts to increase disease awareness.
Upcoming Fighting Diabetes Initiative Challenges and Dates:
All year goal: To partner up with each initiative chair to provide all encompassing health care.
Important National Diabetes Dates:
National Diabetes Awareness Month: November 2019
National Diabetes Day: November 14th
‘Collaboration and Communication’
Subcommittee applications are NOW OPEN until September 20th.
American Diabetes Association | www.diabetes.org
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases | www.niddk.nih.gov
Mayo Clinic |www.mayoclinic.org
MedlinePlus | www.medlineplus.gov
Medscape | www.medscape.com
Center for Disease Control (CDC) | https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html
Joslin Diabetes Center | https://www.joslin.org/