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10 Ways To Raise Diabetes Awareness This November (and Why It Matters)

10 Ways To Raise Diabetes Awareness This November (and Why It Matters)

The biggest month for diabetes awareness activities is only a few days away, and it’s the perfect time to raise your voice to increase awareness about diabetes! You might ask: Why? How does more awareness meaningfully impact the lives of people with diabetes? The question is a good one, but the answer is simple. Awareness is the first step to any kind of change. More funding for research, better public support for legislation issues. More understanding and empathy. Less blame and shame. Awareness + education is even more powerful. Knowing symptoms of type 1 can be life-saving when a diagnosis is right around the corner. If you’re at risk for type 2, education can help prevent or delay the progression of the disease (in cases where you’re able to do that). And education that helps our communities offer support (instead of blame) through a very challenging disease is invaluable. Here’s a list of different ways you and your family and friends can make an impact for diabetes in your community. 1. Make Social Noise with JDRF’s Thunderclap Campaign Once again JDRF kicks off National Diabetes Awareness Month on November 1st with type 1 diabetes awareness day, “T1D”, a day devoted to raising the voices of people touched by type 1 diabetes. Use the web platform “Thunderclap” to join in an auto-generated, mass-shared social media post All you have to do is sign-up on the JDRF #noT1D Thunderclap page. Show your friends, family, and the public you can live well with this disease and chase your dreams – whether that’s running marathons, travelling the world, falling in love, or advocating for a cause. The Instagram contest will ask you to show a photo of how you’re doing just that along with a few sentences on what it’s like to live with diabetes. Look for Continue reading >>

Get Involved In Wdd!

Get Involved In Wdd!

Taking part in World Diabetes Day can be exciting! World Diabetes Day is an excellent occasion for people with diabetes, health professionals, diabetes advocates, media, the general public and governments to unite for diabetes awareness and action. Your participation is key to the success of the campaign. Here are some ideas on how you can get involved: Promote the blue circle as the global symbol of diabetes Wear blue for diabetes Wear the blue circle pin Form a human blue circle Promote the blue circle selfie app Pin a high-profile individual in your community Advocate Advocate at regional, national and international level to make diabetes a priority on health and development agendas Call on decision-makers in your region to promote early detection and help prevent type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications Hold a roundtable, bringing together key stakeholders from diabetes and NCD organisations, governmental agencies, academic institutions and industry to exchange knowledge and share good example in tackling the diabetes epidemic Share with decision-makers results of successful diabetes interventions Organize an activity You can submit your activity(ies) on the WDD events map. Organize an activity around the 2017 theme ‘Women and Diabetes’ and raise awareness of how important access to care and education is to better manage diabetes Organize a diabetes fair offering screenings and information on how to prevent type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications Organize activities for women promoting healthy living for women and their families to prevent diabetes Organize activities around the importance of GDM screening Organize a diabetes screening at your National Parliament or City Hall to raise awareness among your national or local authorities Request local authorit Continue reading >>

Hmc To Host Activities To Mark World Diabetes Day

Hmc To Host Activities To Mark World Diabetes Day

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Ministry of Public Health and Primary Health Care Corporation will host a series of events during the month of November in recognition of World Diabetes Day, screening thousands of residents across the country and raising awareness around how to better manage and prevent the disease. Observed each year on 14 November, World Diabetes Day was introduced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991. The global awareness campaign is aimed at increasing understanding of diabetes risk factors, symptoms and prevention. “Raising awareness of diabetes through events such as World Diabetes Day is critical. At HMC we dedicate a significant amount of time to educating our patients, and the public, about diabetes and its risk factors. We recognize it is essential that the whole community understands this disease. It is only through greater public awareness and education that we will be able to lessen the burden of this disease. Screenings, as a strategy to promote early detection and treatment, are a very important part of the work we do," said Mrs. Manal Othman, Director of Diabetes Education at HMC. HMC’s major public outreach and awareness activities this year will include free screenings in Doha, Al Khor and Al Wakra. The importance of exercise and healthy eating as a strategy to manage all types of diabetes will be highlighted. Screenings will include nutrition education, blood glucose screening and prize giveaways. A number of diabetes education sessions for students and teachers in schools across Qatar are also planned. “Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a normal body weight, engaging in regula Continue reading >>

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 – 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 >>

Organize An Activity

Organize An Activity

Organize activities for women promoting healthy living and prevention of type 2 diabetes Organize activities around the importance of screening for gestational diabetes. Organise a flashmob Organise and/or sponsor a diabetes fair Organise a ‘Learn about diabetes‘ event in schools Organise a screening for type 2 diabetes in public places, including National Parliaments or City Halls Organise a press conference Organise a physical activity or sports event Organise an activity at your workplace Light a monument or building in blue (see images for inspiration at Invite local celebrities to support WDD Invite local celebrities to support WDD and attract media attention Reach out to local and national media for diabetes coverage Translate and disseminate the WDD campaign materials Promote your World Diabetes Day activities The World Diabetes Day events map provides the opportunity to share your WDD activities with the campaign’s global audience and to find out what is happening in your area. Submitting your event is an easy way to tell the world what you and the entire diabetes community are doing to raise diabetes awareness and support people living with diabetes. Share your activity pictures Once your activity has taken place, make sure to share your pictures with us so that we can show how the 170 countries represented by IDF and the wider diabetes community are united in raising awareness and improving the lives of people living with diabetes. You will be able to share your pictures with us on www.worlddiabetesday.org in November. Continue reading >>

What Is The Harmful Food Substance That India Gave To The World Due To Which 415 Million People Are Suffering Worldwide Including 100 Million Indians?

What Is The Harmful Food Substance That India Gave To The World Due To Which 415 Million People Are Suffering Worldwide Including 100 Million Indians?

The answer is Refined Sugar. The invention of Sugar Technology was done and developed in India. Sugar Technology is a specialized branch of engineering which deals with production, refinement and packaging of sugar from sugar cane. History of Sugar Sugarcane originated in tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. Originally, people chewed sugarcane raw to extract its sweetness. Indians discovered how to crystallize sugar during the Gupta dynasty, around 350 AD. The invention of manufacture of cane sugar granules from the sugarcane juice in India a little over two thousand years ago, followed by improvements in refining the crystal granules in India in the early centuries A.D. Indian sailors, consumers of clarified butter and sugar, carried sugar by various trade routes. Traveling Buddhist monks brought sugar crystallization methods to China. During the reign of Harsha (r. 606–647) in North India, Indian envoys in Tang China taught sugarcane cultivation methods after Emperor Taizong of Tang (r. 626–649) made his interest in sugar known, and China soon established its first sugarcane cultivation in the seventh century. Chinese documents confirm at least two missions to India, initiated in 647 AD, for obtaining technology for sugar-refining. In South Asia, the Middle East and China, sugar became a staple of cooking and desserts. In the year 1792, sugar rose by degrees to an enormous price in Great Britain. The East India Company was then called upon to lend their assistance to help in the lowering of the price of sugar. On 15 March 1792, his Majesty's Ministers to the British Parliament, presented a report related to the production of refined sugar in British India. Lieutenant J. Paterson, of the Bengal establishment, reported that refined sugar could be produced in Indi Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day: Present, Past, And Future

World Diabetes Day: Present, Past, And Future

A very happy (and hopefully blue-colored) World Diabetes Day, Everyone! Of course, this annual celebration was placed on this particular day thanks to its historical D-significance as the birthday of co-creator of insulin, Dr. Frederick Banting, who was born on Nov. 14, 1891 -- and would be celebrating his 122nd birthday if we were alive today! (In fact, the Banting Homestead in Canada just opened a new education center in conjunction with World Diabetes Day this year.) So, we raise a Diet Coke (or Fresca) in his honor today, while marking another World Diabetes Day, which dates back more than two decades, but really started getting traction in 2006 when the United Nations adopted a resolution making it an official day of observance. Today, we're excited to again be a part of a day-long T witter chat created by Cherise Shockley, founder of the non-profit Diabetes Community Advocates Foundation (DCAF) that oversees the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) programs. Twenty-four hours of 24 different hosts chatting on 24 diabetes topics each hour -- wow! From our team, Mike will be moderating from 10-11am EST on the topic "Differences" in the State of Diabetes Care. Here's a full list of the day's schedule. You can follow along with each moderator's Twitter account or by following the haghtag #WDDchat13. On the local side, Mike is over at the Lilly Diabetes headquarters in downtown Indianapolis today for a meetup with NASCAR driver Ryan Reed, who was diagnosed with type 1 at 17 and is now racing full-time. In the evening hours, Mike's organized an Adult D-Meetup with a group of PWDs in the Indy area; they'll be grabbing dinner before doing a group Big Blue Test gathered around the Soldiers & Sailors Monument that will again be lit up in blue for diabetes (not related to t 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

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 >>

Can You Get Rid Of Type 1 Diabetes?

Can You Get Rid Of Type 1 Diabetes?

Getting rid of type 1 diabetes is not quiet possible As a matter of fact type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, which means that your immune system has been reprogrammed to kill the healthy cells. Its not as scary as it seems, I just gave a very graphical answer :P But well, its not likely that your type 1 diabetes will fix itself. But there are certain trials going on right now to create bionic pancreas that could replace your current pancreas to help cure diabetes. Similarly there are other devices and technologies that may help cure diabetes in the future. To understand and learn about such technologies, check out Abudo They are giving out free course on Type 1 diabetes. The first 500 accounts are free for a year. Grab yours now! 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 >>

How Can I Get My Type 1 Diabetic Adult Child To Care About His Health?

How Can I Get My Type 1 Diabetic Adult Child To Care About His Health?

The Diabetes Forum - find support, ask questions and share your experiences with 250,009 people. Join the Forum A Throughout the world, incidences of diabetes are on the rise, and consequently so is diabetes amongst children. Most children are affected by type 1 diabetes in childhood. A figure of 17 per 100,000 children developing diabetes each year has been reported. As metabolic syndrome, obesity and bad diets spread, so too have the first incidences of type 2 diabetes, previously incredibly rare. The actual causes of the diabetic condition are little understood, in both children and adults. It is widely speculated that diabetes occurred when inherited genetic characteristics are triggered by environmental factors such as diet or exercise. A diagnosis of diabetes can be a trying time for a family. There is a lot of information to take in, much of which will be learnt from day to day diabetes management. How easy diabetes is to deal with at school tends to vary from child to child and school to school. Its advisable to speak to your school to agree how your childs diabetes can be managed at school. Staff should be made aware that high and low blood sugar levels can occur and how these should be dealt with. After diagnosis, a child will usually be referred to a regional diabetes specialist. Most children with diabetes are cared for by their hospital as opposed to their GP. Keeping a strict eye on the blood glucose levels of your child, avoiding lows and highs, can be a large part of being a parent of a child with diabetes. Parents must be aware that children with diabetes have diet restrictions, and that their activity levels need to be closely monitored. Diabetics can eat exactly the same food as normal people: it is a myth that they can only eat food with no sugar for 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 >>

Ten Ways To Observe National Diabetes Month

Ten Ways To Observe National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, and much government and media attention is focused on the need to slow the growing “epidemic” of diabetes and prediabetes in the United States. Efforts to this end include the American Diabetes Association’s Stop Diabetes campaign, which encourages people to take an online risk test to assess their personal risk of developing prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes and to see a doctor if their test results suggest a high risk. But what if you already have diabetes? Is there anything in National Diabetes Month for you? Of course there is! For people who already have diabetes, it’s as good a time as any to take a look at your diabetes management and ask yourself how things are going. Are there areas that need improvement? Are you interested in connecting with other people who have diabetes? Would you like to participate in a diabetes fundraiser? Would you like to learn something new? Here are some suggestions for making the most of a month devoted to diabetes. 1. Commit to a new healthy habit for one month. Many lifestyle habits — not just eating and exercising — can affect your general health and your diabetes management. Some may affect your blood glucose levels directly, and others may have a more indirect effect, enabling or preventing you from carrying out your daily routines, for example. Rather than choose something you feel you “should” do, pick something you feel able and willing to do. Here are some ideas: Get more sleep. Not getting enough sleep can increase insulin resistance, meaning your body requires more insulin to get glucose into your cells. This can lead to higher blood glucose levels and is believed to have other negative health effects. Inadequate sleep also tends to leave you feeling fatigued during the day Continue reading >>

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