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World Diabetes Day Resources

World Diabetes Day Resources

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes community. A variety of resources are available to help mark the day, raise awareness of diabetes and show your support for the 415 million people currently living with diabetes. The theme of WDD 2017 is Women and Diabetes: our right to a healthy future. If you are interested in adapting or reproducing any of the resources, please contact [email protected] WDD17 Campaign Toolkit Continue reading >>

Women The Focus Of World Diabetes Day

Women The Focus Of World Diabetes Day

#WDD2017 Today is World Diabetes Day! The November 14th is the birthday of the co-discoverer of insulin, Frederick Banting. World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign organised by the International Diabetes Federation. The theme for WDD 2017 is Women and Diabetes. DIABNEXT supports this important day to highlight awareness of the condition which plagues so many diabetics. DIABNEXT believes we can change this situation, with affordable technologies to improve the self-management. The World Diabetes Day 2017 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. Gender roles and power dynamics influence vulnerability to diabetes, affect access to health services and health seeking behavior for women, and amplify the impact of diabetes on women. 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. Globally, diabetes kills about 3.4 million people annually. WHO projects that diabetes deaths will double between 2005 and 2030. WDD 2017 around the world Take part in World Diabetes Day. Check out over 1,000 events in more than 100 countries, and let’s know how you’ll celebrating it. L Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017

Do you know the biggest risk in your city? Many people don’t consider diabetes when they think about risk. But the number of people with diabetes is rising, and half of them do not know they have it, leading to serious and life-threatening complications.1 The majority of people living with diabetes today live in urban areas1, so we have been to cities all over the world to ask people what they think is the biggest risk. Turn on sound World Diabetes Day 2017 Play video Your browser does not support video playback. To view this content, either upgrade your browser or install Adobe Flash. This player requires a modern web browser or a recent version of Adobe Flash. Install Adobe Flash. World Diabetes Day 2017 What are some of the differences between... 0:58 No child should die of diabetes - Changi... 6:24 Naim - Living with diabetes in Banglades... 4:20 Driving change to defeat diabetes 1:58 Meet newborn Carlos - Changing Diabetes ... 1:11 Meet 35 year old Diana - Changing Diabet... 1:26 Share video Next video in 5 What are some of the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? 0:58 Share "World Diabetes Day 2017" Share from current time Share on Facebook Tweet this video Share on LinkedIn More sharing options Pause video Toggle fullscreen 0:00 / 1:51 Share your risk on social media We want to make sure that everyone knows their risk. Share the test and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn as we talk to people on the streets about city risk and urban diabetes. With the hashtag #KnowYourRisk, you can tell us about the biggest risk in your city. Do you know the risk factors? Modern lifestyles, such as poor diet and inactivity, put you at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.1 Know your risk factors and manage your risk. World Diabetes Day is 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

To mark World Diabetes Day 2017, GU Endocrinology and Diabetes Society is hosting a free evening of talks on the future of diabetes care from a panel including specialists in the field and a patient living with diabetes. Tuesday 14 November 18:00-20:00 Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre 2 World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign. Created jointly by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation, the campaign aims to draw attention to the issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and to keep diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. With over 3.5 million people diagnosed with the condition in the UK, it is important that everybody is aware of the disease and its implications. Healthcare professionals are likely to meet people with diabetes on a daily basis, so it is crucial for anybody working or training in healthcare to have a real understanding of diabetes. This event is free, non-ticketed and open to anybody with an interest in diabetes. For further details, visit the GUCEDS Facebook Page. 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 >>

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 (14 November)

World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November)

This blog is the last in a series of articles on use of Twitter “big data” to study health awareness campaigns. World Diabetes Day happens every year on 14 November. Want to know why? Scroll down to find answer in “top tweet” summaries below… This is a work in progress, shared in a preliminary form in a hope that others across the world will find this information useful, and will contribute to the further analysis of the big NodeXL extract provided below. As we have seen in previous posts on this page, global health awareness campaigns can have a huge response on social media, from press, public, patients and professionals alike. Some of the top tweets will contain carefully tailored messages and images that will be shared in synchronised fashion by global health organisations and then by their followers and others interested in the topic. Other tweets will be more spontaneous: personal, topical, reactive or humorous. Tweets that are shared widely are likely to be timely, attractive, informative and either strike a chord or controversy. Identifying the messages that have been shared widely (by “retweets”) will help campaign organisers understand which of the official messages worked best. It will also help identify other popular content that could be incorporated into future campaigns, or controversies that need to be addressed. Understanding the key influencers will also be helpful for disseminating information in the future. I attempted this analysis last year, but I had only just started using NodeXL at that point and had limited PC processing power to extract and analyse the campaign, not least because I was also studying World Antibiotic Awareness Week (which I am studying again this year). NodeXL can extract tweets up to 9-10 days after posting, but Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

Diabetes prevalence rises each year, destroying lives and straining healthcare resources worldwide. World Diabetes Day – the day we all show our support for the dedicated organisations raising awareness of the growing diabetes problem and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects 415 million adults worldwide – one in 11 adults – with figures rising every year 1 . The cost to healthcare is continually rising, with annual global diabetes expenditure estimated at more than USD 670 billion 1 . The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization launched World Diabetes Day (WDD) in 1991. WDD has grown to be the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign – highlight the alarming increase in the global prevalence of diabetes – and now reaches more than one billion people in 160 countries. 'World Diabetes Day is an important initiative,' said Mölnlycke CEO, Richard Twomey. 'Today, the healthcare community recognise the need for a global effort to educate people on the impact of diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.' The IDF Diabetes Atlas claims that diabetes caused five million deaths in 2015 – one person dying from diabetes every six seconds. The prevalence data estimates that annually, foot ulcers develop in 9.1 million to 26.1 million diabetes patients worldwide. Other research has shown more than half of diabetic foot ulcers become infected. The risk of death for diabetes patients with foot ulcers is 2.5 times higher than patients without a foot ulcer 2 . 'The statistics amongst diabetes patients who develop foot ulcers is alarming,' said Twomey. 'It's a strain on already stretched healthcare systems and the consequence of a diabetic foot ulcer can be catastrophic for a patient. Continue reading >>

3 Ways To Celebrate World Diabetes Day

3 Ways To Celebrate World Diabetes Day

You may have noticed lots of chatter about World Diabetes Day lately – both from us and the DOC. We can’t help it – we’re always excited about this time of year. There’s something really special about seeing all the different diabetes communities come together as one global community. Still, by now I’m sure you’re all sick and tired of hearing us write about World Diabetes Day, and just want to know how you can get involved in the excitement. Well, don’t fear, we have some tips for you on getting into the spirit of World Diabetes Day 2013 and finding some fun things to join. Do the Big Blue Test! One of the easiest and most beneficial ways to celebrate WDD is to participate in the Diabetes Hands Foundation’s program: the Big Blue Test. The BBT is an effort to get the diabetes community active and aware of how even a small amount of physical activity can have a large impact on blood sugar. How does it work? You check your blood sugar and log the starting level. Then, do moderate activity for 15 to 20 minutes (this could be anything from a quick jog around the block, taking your dog for a walk, or just doing basic household chores). Afterwards, check your BGL and log them in to see the difference a few minutes of physical activity can make. It only takes about 30 minutes to participate, and every time you log your results, an automatic donation goes out to nonprofits that help people within the diabetes community get the support and resources that they need. Start A Flash-Mob A thoroughly modern tradition that has sprang up around world diabetes day is the flash mob. For those who don’t know, flash mobs are impromptu (well, usually impromptu) gatherings of people to celebrate an event, put on a show, or otherwise just have some fun. Flash mobs began as Continue reading >>

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Blood Sugar Screening | Divine Mother and Child foundation, a non-governmental organisation whose focus is in maternal and child health has held a free screening exercise for people of the New Juaben Municipality in Koforidua. This was to mark the World Diabetes Day which falls on November 14, each year. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 450,000 Ghanaians are living with diabetes. A 2015 report indicated that 75 percent of the cases, remained undiagnosed, posing an increased danger of complications for people living with diabetes unaware. It is also… Read More Continue reading >>

Tue 14th Nov, 2017 Is World Diabetes Day

Tue 14th Nov, 2017 Is 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 >>

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is ”Women and Diabetes – Our Right to a Healthy Future,” advocating for affordable and equal access for all women at risk for and living with diabetes to the essential medicines, technologies, self-management education and information they need to achieve optimal health outcomes and prevent type 2 diabetes. FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES, EFFECTIVE BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL IS ESSENTIAL TO AVOID LONG TERM HEALTH COMPLICATIONS, INCLUDING: Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that affects approximately 425 million adults worldwide and is considered one of the most challenging health problems of the 21st century. In fact, almost 200 million women are living with diabetes worldwide – that’s one in every 10 women. Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% of all diabetes cases. Diabetes imposes a significant economic burden on national health systems, government and individuals. Recognizing the challenges of living with diabetes, Merck is a proud supporter of World Diabetes Day and is dedicated to empowering patients and advocating to help them live healthier lives with diabetes. We are deeply committed to diabetes and will continue to collaborate with academic and industry partners to help advance the care of patients with diabetes, and to research and develop innovative treatment options. Continue reading >>

What Is World Diabetes Day 2017?

What Is World Diabetes Day 2017?

Started in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Diabetes Day creates awareness about the effects of diabetes globally. The United Nations declared November 14 as an official World Diabetes Day (WDD). The day also marks the birth anniversary of scientist and Nobel laureate Frederick Banting who is the co-discoverer of insulin. Every year IDF celebrates the day with a lot of awareness activities and sets a theme to narrow down the effects of diabetes. In 2016 the theme set by the IDF was ‘Eyes on Diabetes’ whereas this year the IDF has decided to concentrate on the effects of diabetes on women. People informed and concerned about the illness often address it by organising activities in their neighbourhoods and nearby parks. IDF has shortlisted nine countries in the South-East Asia (SEA) Region as the most afflicted with the highest number of people suffering from diabetes, India being one of them. The Federation did a data study on India and it was found that out of the 79.8 million adults living in India, a shocking 69.1 million adults suffered from diabetes. Continue reading >>

Blue Circle Selfie App

Blue Circle Selfie App

The Blue Circle is the universal symbol for diabetes. However the symbol means nothing to some people. Help us change that! The Blue Circle selfie app has been developed to promote the blue circle in a fun way. Take a selfie or a group picture, position the blue circle around your face or anywhere on the picture and share it on social media (#WDD) with a personal message. Available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Continue reading >>

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