World Diabetes Awareness Day 14th Nov 2017
Tuesday 14th of November 2017
City Hall, The Mall, Waterford at 5.30pm
“Turning Waterford blue for diabetes awareness!!”
Tuesday 14th of November is World Diabetes Awareness Day and here in Waterford City, it is being celebrated by turning City Hall and 35 The Mall Blue.
Please join us to see some of our council buildings lit up in Blue, all are welcome whether you have Diabetes or not.
All of us know someone who has Diabetes and by talking about it and making people aware of it is, it will hopefully get people to get tested if they think they may have it.
World Diabetes Day was established in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation to highlight this worldwide epidemic. The 14th Nov was chosen to honour Dr. Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin in 1921. World Diabetes Day got very little publicity until 2006, when the International Diabetes Federation successfully advocated for the United Nations to issue a resolution on it.
Each year has a different theme. This year’s theme is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future”.
What is Type 1 diabetes?……..
Waterford Diabetes Support was set up to create awareness and support any person who has either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or their care-giver in Waterford City and County.
This year The Mayor will invite all who attend into his Parlour to show his support for World Diabetes Day.
Pharmacist Brian Tynan from Phelans Chemist Waterford will also be on hand to offer free Diabetes Tests to people who do not have Diabetes.
In order to highlight November as Diabetes Awareness Month 2017, Liz Murphy Continue reading