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02 October 2023

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Largest World Diabetes Day celebrations ever in Denmark

Denmark 3With more than 130 events all over the country, World Diabetes Day 2013 has been the largest ever celebrated in Denmark.

The make sure diabetes was on the agenda, the Danish Diabetes Association could count on the support of its many volunteers but also on a close collaboration with more than 90 pharmacies, and on the engagement of DDA’s patron his Royal Highness Prince Joachim and her wife Her Royal Highness Princess Marie.

Amongst the highlight of this year’s WDD celebrations, DDA engaged with more than 90 pharmacies, health care centers and local branches to raise awareness and organize testing for type 2 diabetes.

By being present in a wide range of public places including pharmacies, cultural centres, swimming pools and fitness centres, DDA and its partners were able to inform the general public about diabetes, recruit members and screen numerous people. WDD was also a time to establish or reinforce dialogue with people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as their families.

Denmark 1In addition, the association also carried out a special screening campaign and distributed information on diabetes at a healthcare center in areas where immigrants and more vulnerable groups live, to also highlight difficulties more vulnerable groups face when dealing with diabetes.  

World Diabetes Day celebrations were widely covered in both local and national media. The national TV programme  “The Evening Show" broadcasted a special news report of a screening event taking place at the central square next to the town hall in Copenhagen, that included information about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Denmark 2Also, the DDA regional Family and Children Group in Southern Denmark, together with the support of H.R.H prince Joachim, organised a charity dinner attracting more than 100 people. More than 13,000 EUR were raised. DDA’s CEO Henrik Nedergaard also highlighted that the collected money will allow the group to do much more activities for children with diabetes and families.

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