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National Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was first introduced in 1991, and founded by both the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization. In reaction to the rise in cases of Diabetes worldwide, it was decided to choose a day of the year to raise awareness of Diabetes and related causes. The day chosen was the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, a medical scientist who co-discovered Insulin and was the first person to use it on humans. The theme of World Diabetes Day regularly changes. For example, the theme for the day between 2009 and 2013 was education and prevention, and in the past such themes have been used such as human rights, lifestyle, obesity, the disadvantaged and vulnerable, and children/teenagers. Various events around the world mark the day including raising awareness in the media, lectures and conferences, sporting events, and leaflet/poster campaigning. “Going blue” is another global event to mark the day, where people wear blue and landmark buildings and monuments around the world are lit up in blue, to help spread awareness of the day. Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017 – Special Education Offer With Whia

World Diabetes Day 2017 – Special Education Offer With Whia

Diabetic Foot Australia in partnership with WHIA are celebrating World Diabetes Day with the following special offer: PURCHASE THE FOOT ULCER MODULE FOR $20 AND EARN 6 CPD POINTS! COURSE OVERVIEW: The interactive Foot Ulcer module provides foot assessment, management and prevention strategies for foot ulcers including: Foot ulcer epidemiology and the anatomy of the lower leg How to identify an ‘at risk’ foot and determine differences between neuropathic and arterial ulcers Principles of conservative sharp wound debridement and the impact of diabetes on foot disease Learn anywhere, with any device, at your own pace! DETAILS: Click here to access the module and enter promotional code DFA20 at check out to redeem the $30 discount The module is valid for 12 months – so you can take up to 12 months to complete 6 CPD hours are allocated with a certificate of completion issued once the module exam is completed successfully This special offer is available for purchase for 7 days from 14th to 21st November . This online learning program is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6 CPD hours per module according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard. Feel free to share this offer with your colleagues and be sure to participate in the World Diabetes Day activities to raise the public profile of the social and economic cost of wounds in our community. 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 >>

7 Facts About World Diabetes Day

7 Facts About World Diabetes Day

WASHINGTON — World Diabetes Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here are some facts to raise awareness, courtesy of the International Diabetes Federation. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2017 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. WASHINGTON — World Diabetes Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here are some facts to raise awareness, courtesy of the International Diabetes Federation. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2017 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. WASHINGTON — World Diabetes Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here are some facts to raise awareness, courtesy of the International Diabetes Federation. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2017 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. WASHINGTON — World Diabetes Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here are some facts to raise awareness, courtesy of the International Diabetes Federation. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2017 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. WASHINGTON — World Diabetes Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here are some facts to raise awareness, courtesy of the International Diabetes Federation. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2017 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. WASHINGTON — World Diabetes Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here are some facts to raise awareness, courtesy of the International Diabetes Federation. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2017 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. WASHINGTON — World Diabetes Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here are some fac 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 2017 Theme Announced: Woman & Diabetes

World Diabetes Day 2017 Theme Announced: Woman & Diabetes

The theme of World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2017 - 14 November - is Women and Diabetes, with the slogan "Our right to a healthy future". Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 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. There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year. As a result of socioeconomic conditions, girls and women with diabetes experience barriers in accessing cost-effective diabetes prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care, particularly in developing countries. Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide. Women with diabetes have more difficulty conceiving and may have poor pregnancy outcomes. Approximately one in seven births is affected by gestational diabetes (GDM), a severe and neglected threat to maternal and child health. A significant number of women with GDM also go on to develop type 2 diabetes resulting in further healthcare complications and costs. Women and girls must be empowered with equitable access to knowledge and resources that will strengthen their capacity to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, and influence the adoption of healthy lifestyles to improve the health and well-being of those around them and future generations. The first set of promotional materials promoting the ke Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017: 13 Things You Need To Know About The Chronic Disease

World Diabetes Day 2017: 13 Things You Need To Know About The Chronic Disease

World Diabetes Day is held every year on Nov. 14 in an effort to raise awareness of the condition and help combat the increasing rates of diabetes across the world. For those who may still be unsure about the health risks posed by diabetes, here we round up some important facts and figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), including how it can be prevented. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Type 1 diabetes is characterized by deficient insulin production and requires daily administration of insulin. The cause of Type 1 diabetes is not known and it is not currently preventable. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes may occur suddenly and include excessive excretion of urine (polyuria), thirst (polydipsia), constant hunger, weight loss, vision changes, and fatigue. READ MORE: Living with Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes results from the body’s ineffective use of insulin. Type 2 diabetes comprises the majority of people with diabetes around the world, and is largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity. Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes may be similar to those of Type 1 diabetes but are often less noticeable. As a result, it can go undiagnosed for several years, and sometimes after the condition has already caused further complications. Diabetes is on the rise around the world, with the number of people living with the condition rising from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. READ MORE: 15-year-old Canadian student develops EpiPen-like gadget for diabetes patients The global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7 per cent in 1980 to 8.5 per cent in Continue reading >>

2017 National Diabetes Awareness Month Campaigns

2017 National Diabetes Awareness Month Campaigns

In addition to a handful of other chronic diseases, November has been designated as National Diabetes Awareness month, and November 14 World Diabetes Day. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are taking to social media to make visible the often invisible disease. Many organizations, advocates, and companies dedicated to improving the lives of people living with type 1(T1D) and type 2 (T2D) diabetes, preventing the disease and it’s complications, and working towards a cure, use the month of November to raise awareness about the daily and long term impact of the disease. Campaigns are created highlighting the experiences of patients living with T1D and T2D, the loved ones who help them, and to bring attention to the need for accessible health care and funding towards research and a cure. Via their “Call of the Warrior” campaign, continuous glucose monitor manufacturer Dexcom, Inc. will donate $1 to diabetes charities for every photo and video posted to social media with the hashtag #WarriorUp. One of those diabetes charities is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a global diabetes research and advocacy nonprofit whose aim is to eradicate T1D worldwide. This month, they’re continuing their “T1D Looks Like Me” campaign encouraging people affected by T1D to use their custom frame for social media profile photos, and contribute them to JDRF’s site. Patients can learn about and share the cumulative burden of their disease by using JDRF’s “T1D Footprint Generator,” and site visitors can “Get Quizzed by a Whiz Kid” to test and compare their diabetes knowledge to that of a 9 year old with T1D. This year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) asks families impacted by diabetes to “put on your cape and take a stand.” People are enc Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 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. Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017: 8 Crucial Ways To Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

World Diabetes Day 2017: 8 Crucial Ways To Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

A disorder of high blood sugar levels, diabetes is spreading its wings to include about 70 million people in India, both in the urban and rural areas. The serious condition exposes patients to several other complications and could be life-threatening. What’s worrisome is that it often goes undiagnosed and many are unaware of its long-term implications. From cardio-vascular diseases to its perilous effect on eyes and kidneys as well as the dangerous gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that approximately five million people die each year as a consequence of the disease. Diabetes is the general term used for a condition that leads to an increase in glucose levels in the blood. It occurs when the pancreas is either unable to make sufficient amounts of insulin, or the insulin produced does not act properly (a condition known as insulin resistance). But, with a proper diet and lifestyle change, you can control the disease. On World Diabetes Day observed on November 14 each year — to raise awareness and provide affordable care to all — here are some important and key factors that you need to take care of so as to stop it from being fatal. Dr S K Wangnoo, Senior Consultant (Endocrinology), Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi shares a few tips. Family history of diabetes: You inherit a predisposition to the condition and then something in your environment triggers it, especially if there is a history of obesity. Type 2 diabetes has a stronger connection to family history and lineage than type 1, however, with proper diagnosis on time it can be kept under control. Lifestyle modification: Sedentary habits, eating more junk and fatty food, aerated drinks, and erratic meal habits – all contribute towards the ri 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 >>

Change Your To Show Support For World Diabetes Day 2017

Change Your To Show Support For World Diabetes Day 2017

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

On November 14 each year, World Diabetes Day aims to increase an awareness of the effects of diabetes and the complications caused by the disease. What Do People Do? The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations around the world, including the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes UK, Diabetes Australia, the Canadian Diabetes Association, Diabetes South Africa, Diabetes New Zealand and the Diabetic Association of India. These organizations arrange events at international, national and local levels. Events include: Conferences, workshops and seminars for health and public policy professionals. The distribution of information to encourage at risk individuals to be screened for diabetes. Events to highlight diabetes in local and national media, including television, newspapers and Internet publications The World Diabetes Day bike races to increase awareness of diabetes. The distribution of geocoins for use in geocaching (a game for global positioning systems users). Civil leaders around the world issue proclamations on World Diabetes Day to raise awareness of diabetes in their communities. Many events aim to raise money for research into treatments for diabetes. Public Life World Diabetes Day is a global observance and not a public holiday. Background Diabetes is the common name for a range of conditions including diabetes mellitus type one and diabetes mellitus type two, diabetes insipidus and gestational diabetes. These are all conditions, which affect how the pancreas (an organ in the digestive system) secretes insulin or how the body reacts to this hormone. Depending on the type and severity, diabetes is controlled by dietary measures, weight loss, oral medication or injected or inhaled insulin. There is a 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 Pharmacy Week Celebrations World Diabetes Day- 2017

National Pharmacy Week Celebrations World Diabetes Day- 2017

The School of Pharmacy- Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus, Ibrahimpatnam, Hyderabad has successfully organized a Pharma Rally on 14th Nov, 2017 on the eve of World Diabetes Day and as a part of country wide celebrations of National Pharmacy week. The rally was conducted from GNITC campus to Khanapur village, Ibrahimpatnam. Subsequently a health awareness program was organized at Khanapur village in association with Omni hospitals, wherein activities like RBS (Random Blood Sugar), BP Check up, BMI & General physician consultations, were undertaken for the residents of Khanapur village. The program was co-ordinated by Dr. T. Lakshmi Rao, Professor, along with General Manager Omni Hospitals, Counselor of Khanapur village, V. Balakrishna and Deepak Pawar staff of School of Pharmacy. A large number of students of Pharm. D and B .Pharm were associated as a part of their academic activity in the form of field work. The program was planned by Dr. P.Suresh, Associate Director, School of Pharmacy under the valuable guidance and active supervision of Dr. H S Saini, Managing Director GNI and Dr. M. Ramalinga Reddy, Director GNITC, under the blessings of Sardar G. S Kohli, Vice Chairman, GNI. The rally was flagged off by Prof. P. Parthasarthy, Associate Director-I and Prof R.K Singh, Associate Director-II GNITC. Prof M.Venkata Ramana Reddy, Dr.Sajal Kumar Jha and all faculty of pharmacy were present. The Health Awareness Programme was inaugurated by Mrs. Swapna the counselor of Khanapur village. More than 150 persons of the village have availed the benefit of the programme and got checked up by the Doctors. The student pharmacists played a key role in Health Awareness Programme. Generic medicines were distributed free of cost to the patients on the prescription of Physicians. Continue reading >>

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