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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 >>

Diabetes Awareness Day

Diabetes Awareness Day

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

World Diabetes Day

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

World Health Organization (WHO) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) originally established World Diabetes Day in 1991, in response to the growing concerns about the escalating threat posed by diabetes. In 2006, it became an official United Nations Day. WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 nations. Activities at HemoCue At HemoCue we highlight the World Diabetes with global and local activities: The color for the day is BLUE! We wear something blue to recognize this day. During the day we will take some pictures here in Ängelholm, but also in other HemoCue offices around the globe. Outside our canteen we have a table with fresh fruit, our glucose products on display, information about diabetes and a "guess the number of cuvettes" competition. We arrange a walk around the premises outside in the lovely Swedish autumn weather. Combining fresh air with some exercise during lunchtime. 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 >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

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

World Heart Federation Is Proud To Support World Diabetes Day On 14 November

World Heart Federation Is Proud To Support World Diabetes Day On 14 November

Diabetes is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which makes it particularly important for the World Heart Federation to lend our support to the campaign and its objectives and this year, as ever, we are proud to do so. 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. WDD 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. In 2015, World Diabetes Day has become a year-long campaign to reflect the realities of people living with diabetes. The campaign focuses on healthy eating as a key factor in the fight against diabetes and a cornerstone of global health and sustainable development. For more information about how you can support World Diabetes Day, please visit the campaign website. Continue reading >>

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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 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] World Diabetes Day logo Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2014 Is This Friday!

World Diabetes Day 2014 Is This Friday!

On November 14, 1991, the first ever World Diabetes Day was born! For over 20 years now people have been coming together on November 14 to raise diabetes awareness and collect supplies for patients in need. World Diabetes Day is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and became recognized as an official United Nations Day seven years ago, in 2007. Each year a new theme is chosen to reflect the issues that are affecting the diabetic community. Each themed campaign is recognized for the entire year but is celebrated worldwide on November 14th. The theme for 2014 – 2016 will be Healthy Living and Diabetes. How is World Diabetes Day observed? You may see many events in your area with the World Diabetes Day theme, including sporting events, free screenings, walks, runs, biking events, kid-centered activities, human blue circles, and other activities mean to raise awareness. There may also be radio, TV, newspaper and magazine articles, and other news about World Diabetes Day. Why human blue circles? The global symbol for diabetes is a blue circle. The blue circle stands for the unity of the diabetes community around the world and their response to the growing diabetes disease state. The blue circle was chosen as a symbol for a few reasons. The circle shape is meant to symbolize life and health, and the blue color, the sky that unites all nations (it is also the color of the UN flag). The blue circle was adopted as the World Diabetes Day logo in 2007. You can find more information on the blue circle logo here. What does the United States do to recognize diabetes? The entire month of November in the US is considered American Diabetes Month. During the month of November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) raises awareness about diabetes, issues surrounding the Continue reading >>

Live Diabetes Web-chat Q&a On World Diabetes Day: Ask The Experts

Live Diabetes Web-chat Q&a On World Diabetes Day: Ask The Experts

The diabetes web-chat took place on Friday 14 November. You can read the questions and answers from this event below: Local people will have the chance to take part in a live web-chat as part of World Diabetes Day on Friday 14 November and pose questions to a team of NHS experts on all matters relating to diabetes. Specialist diabetes experts from Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust will be on hand to offer advice or answer questions about diabetes - such as how people can reduce their risk of developing the condition, how to confidently self-manage their diabetes more effectively, or find out about the services and local support for people with diabetes that’s available across the communities of Hounslow and Richmond. Where and when? The online Q&A will be the first time a diabetes web-chat has taken place in the local area and will take place on Friday 14 November, between 2pm-3pm (for one hour). **The web-chat will be hosted and appear on this page on Friday 14 November** Answering your questions, the web-chat panel will comprise Helen Church, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse; Nina Garrett, Diabetes Specialist Nurse; and Rupindar Sahota, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian. Helen Church, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse said: “Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes – this is an ideal opportunity to ask questions to our team of experts and get answers quickly. We are here to support you and give you the confidence to self-manage your diabetes effectively, reducing the risks of long term complications. “We can offer advice on how best to manage your diabetes and signpost you to other support services and introduce you to innovative ways of managing your diabetes, both in Richmond and Hounslow – including education sessions and NHS support, or just Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2016

World Diabetes Day 2016

On November 14, 1891 was born one who would change forever the treatment of diabetes : Sir Frederick Banting , one of the discoverers of insulin. One hundred years after his birth, in 1991, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) created a day dedicated to diabetes awareness campaigns due to the explosive growth of the disease. On December 20, 2006 the United Nations (UN) resolution 61/225 adopted November 14 as World Diabetes Day (WDD). A day now celebrated around the globe. The logo of the World Diabetes Day That year, the blue circle became the global symbol of diabetes. A circle because it represents life and health in all cultures. The blue because it reminds the sky surrounding all nations. Overall, the shape and color represent the union of the global communities against diabetes. A day celebrated around the world World Diabetes Day 2016 elaborates on the theme '' Eyes on Diabetes''. The focus is on two important points: Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to modify its course and reduce the risk of complications; Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part of managing type 1 and type 2 of diabetes. World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide by more than 200 associations member of the International Diabetes Federation in over 160 countries, all Member States of the European Union, as well as by other associations and organizations, companies, health professionals and people with diabetes and their families. What can you do on November 14? Wear blue clothes Organize a walk, a healthy meal Present a conference or a testimony Dress up the windows of your house of blue lights or convince your employer to make your workplace Let your imagination make its way! Do not forget to take pictures of your activi Continue reading >>

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. Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website See also: International Organizations Overview "World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the campaigns last the whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922." Source: Esteban Rivera, 21 May 2011 The Flag "The World Diabetes Day logo is available for download in over 60 languages. The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle - the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. It is a simple icon that can be easily adapted and widely adopted, the circle symbolizes life and health. The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic." Source: The flag is the logo on a white background. There are two sizes of the flag (according to the official website): - 1.5x1m (5x3 ft) - 30x46cm (12x18in) Source: Esteban Rivera, 21 May 2011 This picture is the 86m flagpole in Surrey, BC. The flag is probably 20x40 ft (6x12m). So, there is at least one more size. The picture I took that day shows a dark blur on a pale fla Continue reading >>

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