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Diabetes Awareness Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017

The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The campaign will promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes and strengthen their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetes. IDF will release campaign materials from May through to September to help the diabetes and wider WDD stakeholder community to prepare for World Diabetes Day on 14 November. Key messages All women with diabetes require affordable and equitable access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve their health outcomes. Supporting facts There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year. Women with type 2 diabetes are almost 10 times more likely to have coronary heart disease than women without the condition. Women with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of early miscarriage or having a baby with malformations. What needs to be done Health systems must pay adequate attention to the specific needs and priorities of women. All women with diabetes should have access to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they need to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes. All women with diabetes should have access to pre-conception planning services to reduce risk during pregnancy. All women and girls should have access 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 >>

Text: S.res.324 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)all Information (except Text)

Text: S.res.324 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)all Information (except Text)

Designating November 9, 2017, as “National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day”, coinciding with American Diabetes Month. Mr. Nelson (for himself and Mr. Rubio) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to Designating November 9, 2017, as “National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day”, coinciding with American Diabetes Month. Whereas 30,300,000 people in the United States, or 9.4 percent of the population, have diabetes, including an estimated 7,200,000 people who are undiagnosed and an additional 84,100,000 people who have prediabetes; Whereas adults with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes; Whereas at least 68 percent of people who are 65 or older and who have diabetes die from some form of heart disease; Whereas, among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are common, with cardiovascular disease affecting 31 percent of beneficiaries and diabetes affecting 28 percent of beneficiaries; Whereas the American Heart Association considers diabetes to be 1 of the 7 major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease; Whereas minority populations are disproportionately affected by both cardiovascular disease and diabetes; Whereas findings from a recent study reveal that 52 percent of adults living with type 2 diabetes are unaware they are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and complications from cardiovascular disease; Whereas 2 out of 3 deaths in people with type 2 diabetes are attributed to cardiovascular disease; Whereas obesity, poor diet, and lack of physical activity are all major risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease; Whereas 1,250,000 people in the United States have type 1 diabetes and the incidence Continue reading >>

Can You Control Type Ii Diabetes With Diet?

Can You Control Type Ii Diabetes With Diet?

Control Type II Diabetes With Diet If you eat more carbohydrates than your insulin supply can handle, your blood sugar level goes up. If you eat too little, your blood sugar level may fall too low. You can manage these shifts by knowing how to count carbs. A registered dietitian can help you figure out a carbohydrate counting plan that meets your specific needs. For adults, a typical plan includes two to four carb servings at each meal, and one to two as snacks. Anyone can use carb counting. It’s most useful for people who take more than one daily injection of insulin, use the insulin pump, or want more flexibility and variety in their food choices. You get fiber from plant foods -- fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, and legumes. It helps with digestion and blood sugar control. You feel fuller, so you eat less, which is a plus if you need to lose weight. It’s best to get fiber from food. But if you can’t get enough, then taking fiber supplements can help. Examples include psyllium, methylcellulose, wheat dextrin, and calcium polycarbophil. If you take a fiber supplement, increase the amount you take slowly. This can help prevent gas and cramping. It’s also important to drink enough liquids when you increase your fiber intake. Avoid trans fats, which are bad for your heart. Check the ingredients list for "partially hydrogenated" oils. Also, know that if a product says "0 grams trans fat," it may actually have up to half a gram of trans fat per serving. Herbs and spices improve the natural flavors in food without using salt. Make these mixtures to use for meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, soups, and salads. Starchy vegetables that are good sources of nutrients like vitamin C, and that are higher in carbohydrates than green vegetables, but lower in carb Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day Is November 14th, 2017

World Diabetes Day Is November 14th, 2017

Diabetes affects 30 million people in the U.S., and 627,000 people in Washington State. Additionally, 84 million people in the U.S., including 2 million in Washington State, have prediabetes. Diabetes has serious human and economic costs for our communities. The World Diabetes Day Washington (WDDWashington) campaign goal is to boost awareness of this rising health concern, promote early screening, and effective management by: • Celebrating and encouraging those maintaining or working towards a healthy lifestyle, • Increasing awareness and educating our communities, and • Informing people on the importance of diabetes prevention. Over the next several weeks we will be helping to increase diabetes awareness and decrease the impact of diabetes in our state by encouraging #diabetesmanagement, #diabetesawareness, and #diabetesprevention. Learn more about diabetes in Washington State at 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 >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

Tweet every year. It has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event which increases awareness about diabetes. Comprising hundreds of campaigns, activities, screenings, lecture, meetings and more, World Diabetes Day is proving internationally effective in spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness for the condition. World Diabetes Day is internationally recognised and is an official United Nations Day. World Diabetes Day Each year, World Diabetes Day, which is co-ordinated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), carries a particular theme. Between 2014-2016 it was healthy living and eating, and between 2009-2013 it was ‘education and prevention’. To learn more about World Diabetes Day, visit worlddiabetesday.org Countdown to World Diabetes Day 2017: World Diabetes Day 2017 The theme for World Diabetes Day 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future.’ It is reported than one in 10 women live with diabetes, but not all women have the same access to education, treatment and care. This year’s campaign is designed to improve the affordability and accessibility for diabetes care worldwide to help women with diabetes better manage their diabetes and improve their health outcomes. Who introduced World Diabetes Day? World Diabetes Day was jointly introduced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The global diabetes awareness campaign was introduced amidst concern over an escalating diabetes epidemic. Why is November 14th World Diabetes Day? November 14th is a significant date in the diabetes calendar because it marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting. Banting discovered insulin in 1922, alongside Charles Best. World Diabetes Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017 – Facts, Themes And History

World Diabetes Day 2017 – Facts, Themes And History

Diabetes is a chronic condition which has today affected millions of people across the globe. Not only this, the disease is still on the rise and is sure to affect thousands and millions of more people globally. Such is the spread of the disease that many call diabetes an epidemic disease now. Type 1 and Type 2 are the most important types of diabetes affecting lots of population in every country. Realizing the above as well as understanding the importance of spreading awareness about diabetes, the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation have together initiated a campaign wherein they celebrate November 14 of every year as the World Diabetes Day. Programs, campaigns, and events are held which help in spreading awareness about the disease. Not many people are aware of this day. In this article, we deal with November 14 as the World Diabetes Day. Through the article, we shall know about the various facets which the world diabetes day deals with. So, join in for the article “World Diabetes Day-Fact, Theme, and History.” When and Why is World Diabetes Day Celebrated? World Diabetes Day is celebrated on 14th November each year. The main aim behind dedicating a day towards celebrating diabetes day is to educate and spread awareness amongst the general masses about diabetes, how to deal with the condition effectively, and to remove some of the myths associated with the chronic condition. The International Diabetes Federation has taken the responsibility of organizing this day and holds campaigns, events, meetings, lectures, etc. in order to spread its message. Who Introduced World Diabetes Day? Realizing the increasing number of patients suffering from the different types of diabetes, the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017

Chris’ Message On one of the most important days in the calendar for people with Diabetes, I wanted to share a small snippet of my story represented by these 2 photos. I was at very different stages of my life with Type 1 Diabetes in both images and they both really help me reflect on what it’s been like to live with a chronic medical condition. The photo on the left: A scared kid (10 years old) one year after diagnosis still struggling to find his feet with it all, who was battling away to play football and compete with the other kids. Still doing well and holding trophies aloft but the management, the hypos and the worries of adjusting to this new way of life were dreadful…. My potential in what I could do in school and with my football was hindered and I remember being upset numerous times asking “Why me? Why has this happened to me?” It led me to years of never openly talking about it through fear of judgement and lack of understanding. Kids can be cruel, and at times they were, so I tried to keep my head down and didn’t tell people about it until I absolutely had to. Ultimately I didn’t really accept who I was and what I had properly…. Fast forward that to the photo on the right: 16 years later, and this is where I proved myself wrong. I think it took me until the moments when I played for my country at futsal for me to truly believe type 1 Diabetes wouldn’t hold me back. Something you battle with 24/7 will always be carried around with you like a chip on your shoulder, which I used to fuel the fire of my motivation. I put in the hard work, learning and dedication to managing my diabetes to help achieve what I had set my heart on within my sport. I’m by no means the best footballer, futsal player or example of type 1 diabetic control, but I lear Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Day

Diabetes Awareness Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. With nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States living with diabetes, and an additional 57 million Americans at risk, the issue is critical. One out of every three children born today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue. Diabetes is not merely a condition. It is disease with deadly consequences. facebook.com/MedtronicNCD Visit our Facebook page to learn more about the activities of the International Diabetes Federation on World Diabetes Day. For more than ten years, the Medtronic Foundation has funded a number of diabetes patient advocacy groups. These groups work to help develop innovative programs designed to empower people to carry out the important work of supporting those affected by diabetes. The list below includes patient organizations that offer useful resources. American Diabetes Association Association to Help Young Diabetic Patients (AAGD) Italy Bas van de Goor Foundation, Netherlands International Diabetes Federation Japan IDDM Network Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation UK Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation I Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and today (November 14th, 2017) is what is becoming known as World Diabetes Day, a day of diabetes awareness worldwide. With so much misleading information out there, days like these are becoming ever more prevalent. Some things to expect on this day include the launching of support groups and fund raising campaigns towards diabetes research. Social media campaigns can include hash tags such as #MakeDiabetesVisible, #WorldDiabetesDay, & #WDD. Active members of the Diabetes Online Community host an annual twitter chat #WDDchat17 for the entire day exchanging comments and ideas on diabetes awareness efforts. Some monuments worldwide are being lit up in the blue color associated with diabetes awareness, which some are calling “blue-washing”. Others are wearing blue clothing and showing the blue circle on social media profiles as a sign of solidarity. This all goes down in commemoration on the birthday of insulin co-discoverer Dr. Frederick Banting who lived over a century ago. Created by The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and The World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to the ever-growing health threat presented by diabetes. This year marks the tenth year it was officially recognized by the United Nations with an official resolution, raising the public consciousness of this special day. The campaign has reached a global conversation of over 1 billion people in over 160 countries and growing. Steadfast in it’s continuing mission to draw attention to important issues as it relates to Diabetes, maintaining it within the public and political focus. 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 >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is a day which is held annually on November 14th and is used to bring attention to the disease called diabetes and to educate people about the impacts of this disease on human health. This day is observed in over 160 different countries and by the more than 230 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation. When is World Diabetes Day? This year (2017) November 14 (Tuesday) Multiple dates - more Next year (2018) November 14 (Wednesday) Multiple dates - more Last year (2016) November 14 (Monday) Multiple dates - more (function(){var aa="function"==typeof Object.create?Object.create:function(a){var b=function(){};b.prototype=a;return new b},m;if("function"==typeof Object.setPrototypeOf)m=Object.setPrototypeOf;else{var n;a:{var ba={a:!0},ca={};try{ca.__proto__=ba;n=ca.a;break a}catch(a){}n=!1}m=n?function(a,b){a.__proto__=b;if(a.__proto__!==b)throw new TypeError(a+" is not extensible");return a}:null} var da=m,p=this,ea=function(a){var b=typeof a;if("object"==b)if(a){if(a instanceof Array)return"array";if(a instanceof Object)return b;var c=Object.prototype.toString.call(a);if("[object Window]"==c)return"object";if("[object Array]"==c||"number"==typeof a.length&&"undefined"!=typeof a.splice&&"undefined"!=typeof a.propertyIsEnumerable&&!a.propertyIsEnumerable("splice"))return"array";if("[object Function]"==c||"undefined"!=typeof a.call&&"undefined"!=typeof a.propertyIsEnumerable&&!a.propertyIsEnumerable("call"))return"function"}else return"null"; else if("function"==b&&"undefined"==typeof a.call)return"object";return b},ha=function(a,b){var c=Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments,1);return function(){var b=c.slice();b.push.apply(b,arguments);return a.apply(this,b)}},ia=Date.now||function(){return+new Date};var ja=Array.prototype.forEach?functi Continue reading >>

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. We’ll 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 >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to: Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year. Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue. The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic. Continue reading >>

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