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02 October 2023

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Belarus: diabetes education for all

The Diabetes Association of Belarus celebrated World Diabetes Day by hosting an awareness-raising event on diabetes education together with the support of healthcare professionals and private stakeholders.

The conference welcomed people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes including children, young peoBelarus 1ple and elderly people living with the condition. The event participants were divided into different groups to learn about diabetes education and management. Beyond receiving advice on how to manage their diabetes, participants received information about healthy lifestyles and how this helps manage diabetes properly.

Belarus 2During the sessions, participants were also able to share their life experiences dealing with diabetes and learn from each other’s struggles and successes. A special session was also dedicated to children with diabetes who were taught, through various games and interactive educational activities, how to count carbohydrates and have a healthy diet.
All the participants gathered to launch blue balloons in the sky to mark the end of the World Diabetes Day celebrations.

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