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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

Logo for World Diabetes Day World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is held on November 14 each year. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), each World Diabetes Day focuses on a theme related to diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes is largely preventable and treatable non-communicable disease that is rapidly increasing in numbers worldwide. Type 1 Diabetes is not preventable but can be managed with insulin injections. [1] Topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, and diabetes in children and adolescents. While the campaigns last the whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best and John James Rickard Macleod, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.[2] History[edit] World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world.[1][3] By 2016, World Diabetes Day was being commemorated by over 230 IDF member associations in more than 160 countries and territories, as well as by other organizations, companies, healthcare professionals, politicians, celebrities, and people living with diabetes and their families.[4] Activities include diabetes screening programmes, radio and television campaigns, sports events and others. Themes[edit] Themes of previous World Diabetes Day campaigns have focused on different factors that influence the risk of diabetes and its complications:[5] 2013: Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention. 2014: Go Blue for Breakfast. 2015: Healthy Eating. 2016: Eyes on Diabetes. 2017: Women and diabetes – our rig Continue reading >>

Holidays For Kids: World Diabetes Day

Holidays For Kids: World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is a day set aside by the United Nations to raise the awareness of diabetes around the world. This day is a worldwide observance. It is officially sanctioned by the United Nations and is observed by people with diabetes as well as people close to those to have the disease. There are a number of organizations that observe this day including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF), and JDRF. There are a number of activities and fundraisers worldwide on Diabetes Day. One of these is called "going blue" where buildings and monuments are lit up blue at night. It is estimated that over 1000 buildings and monuments have 'gone blue". Find out if the major building or monument in your town is going blue. If not, maybe you can participate by helping them to "go blue" for diabetes. Another way to go blue is to wear blue or put something blue on your website or Facebook page to observe the event. Another popular activity is the diabetes walk . Many major towns have these events where you can walk to raise money for diabetes research organizations like JDRF. You can also just go for a walk yourself or with friends. Walking is a great way to say healthy and prevent diabetes. There are also international conferences to discuss advances in diabetes treatments, screening events where people at risk can get tested for the disease, and sporting events such as golf tournaments and bicycle races. Type 1 diabetes happens when the body's immune system attacks certain cells in the pancreas. These cells are called beta cells and they produce insulin for the body. Insulin is needed to process sugar. You need insulin to live. Today there are treatments to help people with Type 1 diabetes survive. They take a shot of insulin after every Continue reading >>

Getting Ready For World Diabetes Day 2018

Getting Ready For World Diabetes Day 2018

Getting Ready for World Diabetes Day 2018 World Diabetes Day 2018 is coming up in just a couple of months November 14, 2018, to be exact. Each year, this day features a number of diabetes awareness campaigns, both in the physical world and online. And while its always possible to get involved in some way at the last minute, if youd like to take on any sort of organizing role or plan ahead for an event, its crunch time! World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness in response to rising diabetes rates worldwide, and it was made an official United Nations holiday in 2006. Its recognized on November 14 because thats the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. Each year, the IDF selects a theme for the occasion. For World Diabetes Day 2017, it was Women and Diabetes , to highlight how women are disproportionately affected by the condition including having greater difficulty conceiving and a higher risk for poor pregnancy outcomes. For World Diabetes Day in both 2018 and 2019, the theme is The Family and Diabetes , to highlight how diabetes affects not just an individual, but spouses and children. World Diabetes Day events, as a rule, arent centrally planned. Instead, a variety of groups and individuals decide to organize and host events and activities. Since the main objective of the day is diabetes awareness, there are a few different online campaigns organized to spread the word about different aspects of diabetes. One, from World Diabetes Day sponsor Novo Nordisk, is an online Type 2 diabetes risk assessment test called Know Your Risk . People are encouraged to take the test and share their results on social media (with th Continue reading >>

Help Us Paint The Town Blue For National Diabetes Awareness Month

Help Us Paint The Town Blue For National Diabetes Awareness Month

Help us Paint the Town Blue for National Diabetes Awareness Month November is National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) and JDRF has all you need to help increase awareness and advocate for more knowledge about this disease affecting millions. Join us in our efforts to paint the town Blue for the Month of November no matter where you live in the Rocky Mountains! Help us raise awareness all month long by wearing BLUE on Fridays and encouraging your school or workplace to do the same! Encourage wearing blue for a cause and ask your school work workplace to host a Friday Fundraiser: donate $1 to JDRF to wear jeans on Friday! Create a Fundraising Friday Campaign HERE : Buildings and monuments all over the world and right here in Colorado will be lighting up BLUE for World Diabetes Day. Elitches Theme Park, The Denver Clock Tower, The Broadmoor and more have all agreed to light up BLUE for JDRF on the evening of Monday, November 13th in honor of World Diabetes Day on November 14th. Do you know somewhere youd like to see light up? Contact Kelli Raleigh at JDRF Rocky Mountain for details about how to make this happen! [email protected] Let everyone know you support JDRF and someone with Type 1 diabetes by changing your profile picture to our #T1DLooksLikeMe filter. You dont have to have type 1 to use this filter because we ARE all JDRF and we all live with the daily burdens of Type 1 Diabetes, and we ALL want a cure. Create your own T1D footprint for the T1D in your life and share with your friends why its so important to support T1D Research and JDRF! Create your T1D Footprint and Profile picture HERE Continue reading >>

Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day

Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day

In recognition of World Diabetes Day (WDD) today, Scotiabank made a donation to The Bahamas Diabetic Association and its employees will wear blue ribbons to raise awareness. “We are committed to helping young people become better off and are thrilled to partner with The Bahamas Diabetic Association to raise awareness as diabetes is prevalent among our population, impacting adults and children,” said Nakera Symonette, senior manager, marketing, Scotiabank. “The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has taken a particular interest in The Bahamas this year, as our percentage of diagnoses persons has hit an all-time high,” said Eugene Thurston, director general, The Bahamas Diabetic Association. “We have intensified our efforts to educate Bahamians on this disease and its serious complications.” The theme for WDD 2017 is Women and Diabetes. The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year; and 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 United Nations 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. World Diabetes Day (WDD) 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. WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 Continue reading >>

Merchandize

Merchandize

The blue circle is the global symbol of diabetes awareness. IDF has the items below available to promote the symbol, help raise awareness of diabetes in your community and show your support for the more than 400 million people living with diabetes worldwide. It is currently not possible to order multiple items. If you would like to purchase more than one item listed below, please contact [email protected] The blue circle is the global symbol of diabetes. Help raise diabetes awareness in your community by wearing and sharing the blue circle silicon bracelet. Each bracelet is embossed with the words "Act on Diabetes. Now." Available to order in packs of 5. The blue circle is the global symbol of diabetes awareness. Help raise diabetes awareness in your community by wearing and sharing the blue circle pin. Available to order in packs of 10. 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 >>

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day is the world's largest diabetes awareness campaign and is marked every year on November 14. World Diabetes Day reaches over 1 billion people in over 160 countries and aims to highlight key issues relating to diabetes. Women and Diabetes — our right to a healthy future This year's theme focuses on women who are currently living with diabetes and the need to promote affordable and equitable access to essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes. The theme also highlights the importance of all women adopting healthy lifestyles to increase their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetes from occurring. Key messages of the campaign are: All women living with diabetes need affordable and equitable access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve their health outcomes. Pregnant women need more access to screening, care and education to achieve positive health outcomes for both mother and child. Women and girls are key agents in the adoption of healthy lifestyles to improve the health and wellbeing of future generations. Click here to find out more about World Diabetes Day 2017 and download the campaign resources. Join Diabetes SA this WDD World Diabetes Day Rundle Mall — Meet Diabetes SA at Rundle Mall on Tuesday 14 November 2017. To help raise the community's awareness of the prevention of type 2 diabetes, this year Diabetes SA's Health Services Team are heading to Rundle Mall to hand out the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk (AusDrisk) Assessment Tool for everyone to calculate their own risk. If you're in the city on this day, please come along and say hello; our health services team will be on hand if you have any diabetes-related questions. E 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 >>

World Diabetes Day - Bw Primary Care

World Diabetes Day - Bw Primary Care

You are here: Home / News / World Diabetes Day World Diabetes Day is Tuesday November 14th! Join us in raising awareness of Diabetes by wearing blue! On average, 1 out of 10 Americans have diabetes, a number that is expected to triple by 2050. Healthy diet, exercise, and education are important factors in both preventing and living with diabetes. For more statistics and details, please visit www.diabetes.org and join us for our monthly diabetes seminars on the second Monday of every month! For more information or to schedule an appointment with your provider, please call us at 410-552-5050. #BWPC #WorldDiabetesDay #November14 #WearBlue #BlueForDiabetes #DiabetesAwareness #LivingWithDiabetes #KnowledgeIsPower Providing a comprehensive and integrative approach to your health. Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, from 6-7pm at the Eldersburg location for our 1st Recipe Swap!Bring a Read More... Stay up-to-date with all of BW Primary Care news and events via email. Stay in touch with your BW Primary Care provider My LifeBridge Health Patient Portal is the most convenient and secure way to stay in touch with your BW Primary Care provider and access your chart, all from the convenience and privacy of your own home. Request medication refills, request non-urgent appointments, and securely message the office by signing up today! Continue reading >>

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

World Diabetes Day

The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes. The fact that diabetes is a leading cause of blindness should not be ignored. Every year the International Diabetes Federation sponsors World Diabetes Day, November 14, recognized in 2006 with a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. HELP GET THE WORD OUT FOR WDD 14 NOVEMBER Here are links to more information about WDD: www.idf.org/wdd www.idf.org/wdd/2016 Help raise diabetes awareness by sending these links for your club newsletter and district newsletter around November 14th. Marketing departments for local hospitals and governments are natural outlets for World Diabetes Day and for Rotary to raise awareness about both organizations. The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign is asking everyone to GO BLUE FOR BREAKFAST in November by organising a healthy breakfast activity in your local community to highlight the importance of eating healthy to help prevent type 2 diabetes and avoid the serious complications of the disease. You can join the campaign by: Getting your friends, family, colleagues or members of your organisation together and asking them to join you for a healthy breakfast to mark World Diabetes Day on 14 November. Identifying a public place in your town or city where the breakfast could be held. If possible, choose a well-known location to engage the wider public and attract media interest. Ensuring that all participants at the breakfast wear blue, the colour of the blue circle – the global symbol for diabetes awareness. The International Diabetes Federation has a selection of blue-branded materials that you can choose from. All Go Blue for Breakfast events submitted will be displayed on our global map and the number of participants will go towards filling the blue circle in the centre of the plat Continue reading >>

The Blue Circle – A Powerful Symbol For World Diabetes Day

The Blue Circle – A Powerful Symbol For World Diabetes Day

During the last month, you have probably seen more than one pink ribbon. Every October, breast cancer awareness month, we see the pink ribbon displayed on everything from shirts to mugs to even stamps. Most people in the U.S., even many young children, are familiar with the pink ribbon and that it stands for breast cancer awareness. For the last 20 years, the pink ribbon has helped to increase awareness and funding for a very worthy cause. The sea of pink that takes over October is not only a reminder of how many people breast cancer has affected, but also how many people stand against it. It sends a powerful message that we as a community are standing up to a deadly NCD. The pink ribbon has taught us an important lesson – a simple message can have a large impact on community awareness. This lesson can be used to combat another NCD – diabetes. Diabetes also has a symbol to raise awareness, the blue circle. The blue circle has only been in existence since 2006, when the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), chose it because in many cultures a circle can symbolize life and health. And, more importantly, the circle symbolizes the unity that is necessary to combat such a deadly NCD. IDF chose the color blue for the color of the sky and the flag of the United Nations, an organization that stands for unity among many nations. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is on November 14th, almost a week away. Diabetes education and prevention is the WDD theme for the time period from 2009 – 2013. Awareness efforts include the WDD Blue Monument Challenge. On November 14th, 2010, over 900 monuments and buildings were lit blue to raise awareness for diabetes. This popular campaign will continue this year. If you would like to learn more about this initiative or to find out how to go about 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 >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day (WDD) became an official United Nations Day in 2006. Each year the IDF is responsible for choosing a theme and organising different awareness campaigns around the world. The campaign is typically represented by a blue circle logo, which serves as the global symbol for diabetes awareness and signifies the unity of the diabetes community around the world. Diabetes WA is a regular participant in WDD awareness campaigns, as we believe it is important to keep people talking about this condition and the impact it has on people’s lives. Eyes on Diabetes in 2016 Did you know that one in two people with type 2 diabetes is unaware that they have the condition? This year the IDF is trying to change that and has selected Eyes on Diabetes as its theme, focusing on the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications. Diabetes WA will be working to drive home the messages that screening for type 2 diabetes is crucial, as early diagnosis can make a major difference to the course of the condition. Screening for complications – in all types of diabetes – is also crucial, as the earlier they are picked up, the easier they are to manage. To mark the day, Diabetes WA is making special IDF glasses available. We are encouraging people to download, print out and then wear these comic blue glasses to raise awareness of the day and its messages. If you, your workplace, school or community organisation wants to be involved please downloa Continue reading >>

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