Rhode Island World Diabetes Day

  • 17 Sep 2020

On November 14, people across the globe will celebrate World Diabetes Day 2020 – including right here in Rhode Island. Although Rhode Island World Diabetes Day (RIWDD) has had a presence in our state for several years, this is the first year we are going fully virtual as well as launching our corresponding 8-week Rhode to Wellness 2020 Challenge program. This thoughtful and dynamic program includes tips and conversations for Rhode Islanders to take small steps toward better health – ranging from healthy eating to mind, movement, and healthy self. This year, RIWDD has never been more important, as the COVID-19 pandemic has also shone a tragic spotlight on the increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 among individuals with certain underlying health conditions, including type 2 diabetes.