415 million people have diabetes globally, and by 2040 this number will rise to 642 million. The growing scale of the diabetes epidemic is primarily associated with an increase in prevalence rates for type 2 diabetes, but no less prevalence rates are also increasing for type 1 diabetes.
Therefore, on our initiative, the Diabetes Coalition was founded in 2009. The aim of the initiative is to actively influence public awareness of diabetes, to change the simplistic approach to the disease, and to raise awareness of its interdisciplinary nature and interdependence with lifestyle.
The members of the Coalition are the Polish Diabetological Society, the Polish Federation of Education in Diabetology, the Journalistic Club for Health Promotion, the Polish Diabetes Association, the National Federation of Diabetes Care Organisations, the Association for Diabetes Education, the CUD Foundation, the Association for Aid to Children and Young People with Diabetes.
As part of the Coalition, we are implementing public awareness and education campaigns on diabetes, as well as systemic activities to support diabetes patients towards long-term solutions to reduce the incidence of diabetes and prevent its life-threatening and health-threatening complications.
Projects implemented as part of the Diabetes Coalition: