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What diabetes advocates can do. 1. Raise awareness about diabetes. approach people when they’re out: i.e. schools, malls, shopping centres, bars, libraries, etc . Cooperate with large companies In some countries diabetes is taboo. Establish national websites with links to other websites.

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What diabetes advocates can do


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1. Raise awareness about diabetes

  • approach people when they’re out: i.e. schools, malls, shopping centres, bars, libraries, etc.

  • Cooperate with large companies

  • In some countries diabetes is taboo. Establish national websites with links to other websites.

  • Use local contacts

  • Contact national diabetes associations

  • Ask famous people; politicians, doctors, media people, etc. to help out

  • Contact music industry and ask them to use hints to diabetes in e.g. music videos


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2. Engage youth and expand network

  • PERSONAL interaction is CRUCIAL

  • Young people with diabetes is a logical place to start – many local diabetes associations have youth groups

  • Reach out to schools

  • Take contact to media

  • Take contact to diabetes educators; they have contact to young people with diabetes

  • Interactive channels

  • Approach youth panel advocates for assistance

  • Start with city, not with state or country


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3. Get doctors' and policy makers' attention so they can put diabetes on the agenda

  • Why contact doctors and politicians?

    • Doctors may be or have influence on the local/national minister of health

    • Generally have good contacts

    • Important in society

    • Decision making position

    • Bottom-up networking

  • Ask to:

    • Join The Campaign”

    • Give personal story

    • Contact media

  • In return, give:

    • Increased media coverage

    • Only takes a short amount of your time

    • Network support not financial support


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How?

  • Verbal

    • Phone calls, arranging meetings/appointments, doctors to pass information to patients, radio

    • Public Speaking

      • Contact your local diabetes association’s office

      • Ask to speak at an event of theirs

      • Ask to give testimonies

      • When giving speeches it is most likely that you will meet someone who will help you with the next step.

  • Visual

    • Posters

    • Leaflets

  • Written

    • Emails

    • Newspapers

      • Tell about campaign

      • Ask for testimonies to be written

      • Ask for people to get involved

    • Letters

      • Editors

      • Blogs

      • Columnist

    • University websites

      • Ask for a short paragraph to be placed on the start of the site


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