What causes 63% of all deaths in the world? If you guessed AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, you’d be wrong. It’s actually non-communicable diseases, with the top four being cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. It costs governments billions of dollars in both healthcare costs and loss in worker productivity, and that’s just one of the many reasons why a delegation of heads of state, ministers of Foreign Affairs and Health, and representatives from NGOs…Read more »
Anybody heard about the first-ever upcoming United Nations (UN) High-Level Summit Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), in which heads of state from around the world will meet in New York City on Sept. 19 and 20? Um, we’re not sure President Obama has either, and that’s very bad news for diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
IDF approached a bunch of us D-bloggers and online advocates at the Roche Social Media Summit in…
Are you ready, PWDs? I hope you have your calendar marked for this Sunday, Nov. 14: World Diabetes Day 2010.
What to do to help the cause? There are plenty of campaigns to get behind this month, but here are my Top 4 suggestions:
* Find out what’s happening in your city/ state / town and be part of it this Sunday!
To do this, you can:
Browse the International Diabetes Federation’s calendar of 300+…Read more »
It’s Day Two of National Diabetes Awareness Month and our community is buzzing. Many of you regular readers are involved in all sorts of grassroots campaigns to support, advocate and educate, to be sure. (I watched that Bret Michaels-as-a-daddy TV show, btw, and he’s kinda decent after all; did you know that his tour bus now sports lettering stating “Bret Michaels Wants to Stop Diabetes“?)
Anyway, I’m not pointing you all to that video. Rather,…
It was a great day this Saturday. Many more people came out for the San Francisco World Diabetes Day event than last year. Probably because the Ferry Building is centrally located and a wonderful place to catch the attention of passers’-by.
See how pretty:
I’ve got more photos to share, but before I go on, an announcement: How many of you have run into someone newly diagnosed with diabetes? Don’t you wish you knew where…Read more »