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Diabetes Awareness 2018

Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Awareness

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced a multi-state effort aimed at reducing the incidence of type 2 diabetes nationwide. Building off of its initial work to prevent new cases of type 2 diabetes in California, Michigan and South Carolina, the AMA is launching similar statewide efforts in eight additional states to help reach more of the 84 million American adults who unknowingly live with prediabetes the precursor to type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2014, approximately 623,041 people or 12.6% of the adult population in Maryland had diabetes. Additionally, over 1.5 million adults in Maryland, nearly 40% of the adult population, had prediabetes. Through its collaborations launched last year with medical societies in California, Michigan and South Carolina, the AMA has been working to develop models for preventing type 2 diabetes that can be used in other states across the country. Utilizing best practices learned through these initial collaborations, the AMA will now work with MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, as well as state medical societies in Maine, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island to further develop models to prevent new cases of the disease. Continue reading >>

International Diabetes Federation - Home

International Diabetes Federation - Home

Putting together an exciting event can be a great way to generate widespread interest around World Diabetes Day and engage families and members of the public, businesses and governments. The World Diabetes Day events map provides a platform to share your WDD activities with the campaign's global audience and to find out what is happening in your area. Submitting your event is an easy way to tell the world what you and the diabetes community are doing to raise diabetes awareness and support people living with diabetes. A variety of resources - toolkit, posters, infographics, merchandize - are available to help mark the day, raise awareness of diabetes and show your support for the more than 420 million people currently living with diabetes and the many more at risk. Led by the International Diabetes Federation, WDD unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. The campaign aims to reflect the realities of dealing with a chronic condition. Continue reading >>

National Diabetes Month 2017

National Diabetes Month 2017

Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day. You are the most important member of your diabetes care team, but you don’t have to manage your diabetes alone. Seek support from health care professionals, your family, friends, and community to manage your diabetes. Watch the video below, and when you’re ready learn more about managing your diabetes. Help Promote National Diabetes Month! We encourage partners, organizations, and health care professionals to use our resources and share our 2017 theme in their communities. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Week 2018

Diabetes Awareness Week 2018

While a lot of people have a good understanding of diabetes and how to manage it, many others aren’t getting the right help and support to look after their diabetes. Today, 65 people will die early from the condition and hundreds more will face life-changing complications that could have been avoided or delayed if they’d had the right knowledge and support to manage their diabetes. Some of you have that, and are already doing everything you can to manage your diabetes well. But this isn’t true for everyone and it’s our job to change that. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Together, we can make that a reality. Download PDF To View PDF, Download Here DocToPDF Learn more We are encouraging the diabetes community to share their experiences and knowledge. We’d love to hear your stories of how you know more about diabetes because this shared knowledge could help someone else with the condition. We know that the right knowledge has the power to transform lives. Knowledge gained from the experience of people living with diabetes, knowledge gained from research discoveries, knowledge from the people working with diabetes every day. This Diabetes Week, we want to hear how you learned more about your condition, to inspire others to do the same, using our hashtag #knowdiabetes Fight Diabetes We are fighting every day for people with diabetes. Together, we all need to fight the challenges that diabetes presents – challenges of funding over research, perceptions around Type 1 and Type 2, of better care, rights for people at work and children at school living with diabetes. Together we can fight diabetes. We can fight against the postcode lottery in care, we can fight for a cure and we can fight on behalf of those who can’t. This Diabetes Week, tell us Continue reading >>

Toolkit: American Diabetes Month

Toolkit: American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes like getting more physical activity, losing weight, and eating healthy. American Diabetes Month is a chance to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes. With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like the importance of preventing diabetes. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example: Health professionals: Check out this free training that teaches health care providers how to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients with diabetes — and earn continuing education. By raising awareness about diabetes, we can all work together to help people make healthy changes and reduce their diabetes risk factors. Continue reading >>

#2 Terps Host #4 Jmu For Diabetes Awareness Game

#2 Terps Host #4 Jmu For Diabetes Awareness Game

Junior attacker Caroline Steele has been on a tear over the past two games, leading the Terps in both points and goals in wins over #8 Syracuse and RV/#24 Johns Hopkins. Against the Orange, Steele tallied a career-best seven points with five goals and two assists. Steele then followed that up, with a four goal, one assist game against Hopkins the following week. The junior now stands second on the team in both goals (20) and assist (seven), while ranking third in points (27). As a team, Maryland is fourth in the nation and leads the Big Ten in draw controls per game, with 17.71. The duo of Kali Hartshorn and Meghan Siverson have been key to giving Maryland possession. Against UNC (2/24), Hartshorn posted a career-best 12 draw controls. Siverson followed that up with a career-high of her own, 13 draw controls against UMBC (2/28). The following game against Hofstra, Hartshorn and Siverson combined for 15 draw controls. At #8 Syracuse, Maryland won the draw control battle 22-8, with Siverson and Hartshorn combining for 13. Maryland has 124 draw controls as a team through seven games, with Siverson and Hartshorn combining for 71 of those (57.3%). The Terps had five players named to the initial Tewaaraton Watch List, as announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on March 1. MeganWhittle and a quartet of juniors: Julia Braig , JenGiles, Caroline Steele and Megan Taylor were all selected for the watch list. Whittle has now been selected for the Tewaaraton Watch List in three straight seasons. It's the second appearance for Taylor, while Braig, Giles and Steele are all on the list for the first time. Maryland has wonwon six straight Tewaaraton Awards and seven of the last eight. Maryland has had a player win a Big Ten weekly honor in four of the first six weeks of the season. Soph Continue reading >>

What Is Diabetes Week?

What Is Diabetes Week?

Tweet Diabetes Week is an annual UK-wide initiative devoted to raising awareness of diabetes and raising money to help fund research into the condition. Set up by British charity group Diabetes UK, this special week is now the annual focal point for all of the charity’s diabetes awareness, campaigning and fundraising activities. Diabetes Week 2017 Diabetes Week 2017 takes place from 12 to 18 June. The theme is setting the record straight about diabetes. Diabetes Week is an annual nationwide event and will see a massive range of community events, challenges, races and walks and much more. What is Diabetes.co.uk doing for Diabetes Week 2017? Stay tuned to the Facebook, Twitter and Forum to see us showing examples of how the DCUK community are supporting each other when it comes to diabetes, life... and everything else! Fundraising Hundreds of events and fundraising activities will be taking place across the UK to mark this year’s Diabetes Week, and this will include a fundraising effort from the team at Diabetes.co.uk. We have chosen to fundraise for a diabetes charity, which will be chosen with the help of our online community, by climbing to the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales (for the second time). We will also be raising awareness of diabetes through our Facebook and Twitter pages and offering discounts and special offers on products designed to help make the lives of people with diabetes easier throughout the week. Tweet Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) due to the body: Being ineffective at using the insulin it has produced; also known as insulin resistance and/or Being unable to produce enough insulin Type 2 diabetes is characterised by the body being unable to metabolise glucose (a simple s Continue reading >>

Stop Diabetes – National Diabetes Awareness Month

Stop Diabetes – National Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes? On top of that, an additional 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. About 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in United States every year. These number have grown a staggering amount within the past 20 years, making diabetes an extremely important National Health Concern. That is why November is designated as National Diabetes Awareness month by the federal government. Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life, and it often does. Worldwide, it afflicts more than 380 million people. And the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, that number of people living with diabetes will more than double. To attempt to roll back this increasing numbers, we must actively try to stay away from diabetes prone activities. But before analyzing how to combat diabetes, we must fully understand what diabetes is. To answer that, you first need to understand the role of insulin in your body. When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin. Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter — and allow you to use the glucose for energy. But with diabetes, this system does not work. Several major problems can occur that causes the onset of diabetes. The two most common forms of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. There are also other, less common, forms, such as gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy. Type 1 is the more severe form of diabetes, known as insulin-dependent diabetes. It is also sometimes referred to as “juvenile” diabetes, because it usually develops in children and teenagers, though it can develop at any age. The most common form of diabe Continue reading >>

International Diabetes Federation - World Diabetes Day 2018-19

International Diabetes Federation - World Diabetes Day 2018-19

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes. A two-year timeframe has been chosen to best align the World Diabetes Day campaign to the current IDF strategic plan and facilitate planning, development, promotion and participation. Materials and actions that IDF will develop over the two years of the campaign will aim to: Raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected. Promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of diabetes. Over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes. Most of these cases are type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable through regular physical activity, a healthy and balanced diet, and the promotion of healthy living environments. Families have a key role to play in addressing the modifiable risk factors for type2 diabetes and must be provided with the education, resources and environments to live a healthy lifestyle. 1 in 2 people currently living with diabetes is undiagnosed. Most cases are type 2 diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to prevent the complications of diabetes and achieve healthy outcomes. All families are potentially affected by diabetes and so awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors for all types of diabetes are vital to help detect it early. Diabetes can be expensive for the individual and family. In many countries, the cost of insulin injection and daily monitoring alone can consume half of a familys average disposable income, and regular andaffordable access to essential diabetes medicines are out of reach for too many. Improving access to affordable diabetes medicines and care is therefore urgent to avoid increased costs for the individual and family, which impact on health outc Continue reading >>

Strides: Lions For Diabetes Awareness

Strides: Lions For Diabetes Awareness

A Strides event is a highly visible, family-friendly activity that combines fun with service. It is an effective way for you to: Engage and empower your community in the fight against diabetes Show your support for those living with diabetes and their families Raise funds (optional) for diabetes projects in your club or district Strides promotes diabetes awareness and the importance of healthy exercise for people with diabetes or those at risk for the disease. Strides events can include: Other physical activities that promote healthy exercise. Download helpful resources from the website. These materials may be downloaded and printed locally. Form a committee of Lions to plan and organize a club or district event. Strides can be used to earn funds at the discretion of the participating club(s) or district. Funds may benefit your local projects, such as diabetes programs, camps, schools or individuals in need of diabetes medical supplies. Access the Lions Public Relations Guide and Strides press release for tips on promoting your event. You can download the Strides logo to create community announcements, a Strides banner, T-shirts, caps, etc. Download the Strides publications to help plan a successful event. Club Guide ( iad184 ) - watch for updated version coming soon! Continue reading >>

“it’s About Time” We Knew The Early Signs Of Type 1 Diabetes

“it’s About Time” We Knew The Early Signs Of Type 1 Diabetes

“It’s About Time” for National Diabetes Week It is National Diabetes Week from 9-15 July and Diabetes Australia’s "It’s About Time" campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes. Too many Australians are being diagnosed with diabetes too late. The is true for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of major life threatening health problems. “It’s About Time” we detected all types of diabetes earlier and save lives. Too many Australians are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes too late, over 600 people end up in hospital emergency rooms each year very sick, and then find out they have type 1 diabetes. Find out more here Up to 500,000 Australians may have silent , undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. They may have type 2 diabetes for up to seven years before it is diagnosed. During this time type 2 diabetes may be damaging their blood vessels and nerves and causing vision loss, amputations, heart attacks, stroke and kidney damage. Find out more here Diabetes Australia needs your help to support the campaign and spread the word. Ways to support our “It’s About Time” campaign Share our videos which you can download here Share social media tiles and posts Download the type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes posters and display them in your workplace or community Use the hashtags #itsabouttime #ndw2017 Write to your local MP and tell them what it is like to live with diabetes or to care for someone with diabetes Donate to Diabetes Australia here and fund important diabetes research National Diabetes Week July 9-15 2017 www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/itsabouttime Continue reading >>

November: World Diabetes Day And Diabetes Awareness Month!

November: World Diabetes Day And Diabetes Awareness Month!

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month in the U.S., you can imagine there’s a slew of awareness campaigns and fundraising events that go on throughout the month. This effort has taken on more international importance in recent years, with the growth of global observances of World Diabetes Day that takes place annually on November 14, the date marking the birthday of insulin co-discoverer Dr. Frederick Banting. Here at DiabetesMine, we’ve covered these November diabetes activities at length over the years. Please browse through this overview of posts we’ve written to get a sense of what happens when diabetes awareness becomes a national and international priority. Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 This year, we believe the need for diabetes awareness month is more important than ever. Many different diabetes organizations have a plethora of activities and initiatives, including the American Diabetes Association and JDRF that are both emphasizing the "invisible illness" aspect of living with diabetes. Our roundup explores all of the happenings within the USA and across the world. Diabetes Months of the Past Don’t miss our coverage of what happened for Diabetes Awareness Month last year, in both the U.S. and across the globe. You’ll read about efforts from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), JDRF, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and other groups working to raise public awareness and make a difference for the Diabetes Community. You can also reflect back on the prior year, with our coverage of Diabetes Awareness Month 2015, when both the ADA and IDF focused on the theme of educating people about healthy eating. World Diabetes Day and the Blue Circle World Diabetes Day (WDD) was established by the International Di Continue reading >>

November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month The JDRF community will be raising awareness about type 1 diabetes (T1D) throughout the month of November. Well kick things off on T1Day, November 1, 2017, by telling our stories to the world. Every minute of every day, people with T1D persevere in the face of adversity. JDRF is committed to making day-to-day life with the disease easier, safer and healthier while working toward ways to cure and prevent T1D once and for all. This November, we are continuing our T1D Looks Like Me campaign to spread awareness about life with T1D. Visit our website or follow us on social media to Get Quizzed by a Whiz Kid and test your knowledge against that of a nine-year-old with T1D. You can also create a custom T1D Looks Like Me profile photo for social media or generate your unique T1D Footprint. You can post your footprint image to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to shed light on the cumulative burden of finger pricks, injections and other disruptions that come with living with T1D. JDRF will also continue our important advocacy efforts throughout the month. We are asking Congress to continue funding critical research through the Special Diabetes Program and pressuring insurers to guarantee that everyone has the Coverage 2 Control their T1D. Check back with us on World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2017, and throughout the month for more blogs, stories and ways to share what it means to be affected by T1D. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Conference | October 22-24, 2018 | Houston, Tx | United Scientific Group

Diabetes Conference | October 22-24, 2018 | Houston, Tx | United Scientific Group

Title: The Business of Medicine: The Top 10 Regulatory Risks Faced by Endocrinologists and Their Practices Type 2 diabetes: Basic and Clinical Research+ Genetics risks factors and related traits in different population Precision medicine for Type 2 Diabetes: opportunities and challenges Epigenetics: its role in Diabetes and its complications Role of brain in blood sugar metabolism and diabetes development Metabolic signals and glucose homeostasis Link between gut microbes, metabolites and diabetes Mitochondria and energy metabolism in obesity and diabetes: a new therapeutic target Pathophysiology of diabetes in different populations Glucagon in physiology and pathophysiology New pharmacologic approaches against type 2 diabetes Emerging and future biomarkers in type 2 diabetes: implications and challenges Innovative insulin delivery and insulin clearance Diabetic nephropathy: biomarkers, diagnosis, prevention and management Retinopathy: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) Cardiovascular disease: diagnosis, treatment, and challenges Sexual health and reproductive complications Other complications: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Diabetes and cognitive decline Euglycemic ketoacidosis Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March. This day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test and learn about your family’s history of diabetes. For more information: HOW TO OBSERVE Use #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay to post on social media. HISTORY The American Diabetes Association created Alert Day as part of its awareness programs in 1986. It has been a part of their growing diabetes education and prevention efforts in the United States ever since. There are over 1,200 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar! DATES March 27, 2018 March 26, 2019 Continue reading >>

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