Australian diabetes organisations are participating in the World Diabetes Day monument challenge, where over 600 buildings will light up across the world to raise awareness of diabetes and reflect the International Diabetes Federation theme: Diabetes education and prevention: Diabetes Education and Prevention' is the 2009-2013 theme. Diabetes imposes life-long demands on the 250 million people now living with the disease, and their families. People with diabetes must deliver 95% of their own care, so it is of paramount importance that they receive ongoing, high-quality diabetes education that is tailored to their needs and delivered by skilled health professionals. In addition, IDF estimates that over 300 million people worldwide are at risk of type 2 diabetes. (information taken from the IDF WDD website).