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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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1 raise awareness about diabetes
Presentation title1. 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
2 engage youth and expand network
Presentation title2. 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
3 get doctors and policy makers attention so they can put diabetes on the agenda
Presentation title3. 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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Presentation titleHow?
  • 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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